Like many of us, I followed the news of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. I was deeply touched by the devastation that occurred. I was also stunned by the response of the plastics industry, especially in the state of Texas.
More and more EU member states are actively engaged in banning certain types of carrier bags or, with the help of special taxes and fees, regulating demand. Lightweight plastic carrier bags made of polyethylene are the primary target of these incentives.