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Plastic Bag Charges 'Don't Go Far Enough' To Reduce Waste, Study Finds

Published on Sep 20 2018 11:10 AM in Packaging And Design tagged: Trending Posts / Survey / Plastic Waste / Paywall / TIPA

Plastic Bag Charges 'Don't Go Far Enough' To Reduce Waste, Study Finds

A UK study on the environmental impact of packaging waste has found that more than half of consumers (56%) believe existing measures to tackle plastic waste, such as the 5p charge for plastic bags don't go far enough, and further measures are needed.

According to the research, which was carried out by compostable packaging company TIPA, the oldest age group (55+) cares the most about plastic waste with with nine in 10 (89%) saying they are concerned about the issue, compared to 73% of 25-34 year olds and 70% of 18-24 year olds.

Overall, close to a quarter (22%) of respondents believe that plastic waste should 'realistically be eliminated' in the next five to ten years, while one fifth (20%), say that the UK government's plan to eliminate plastic waste by 2042 is realistic.

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