Press release, Sweden:
Choose the right carrier bag
Plastic littering is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity in the ocean. Larger plastic particles cause various types of damage to mammals and birds. Microparticles of plastics can be absorbed into aquatic organisms and thus enter the food value chain. In 2015, the European Commission decided that all Member States should significantly reduce the consumption of thin plastic carrier bags to get out of this problem. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has investigated and proposed how Sweden and its citizens could reduce the use of plastic carrier bags in line with the EC Directive. It is important to choose the right carrier bag. Consumers should ask for a paper carrier bag whenever they forget their own carrier bag at home!
Press Release: Viktigt välja rätt bärkasse
Press release, Germany:
Paper carrier bags - for the environment
When purchasing a carrier bag, consumers can actively contribute to the protection of the environment. CEPI Eurokraft, the European association for manufacturers of kraft paper for the packaging industry, explains why paper bags are the environmentally friendly choice.
Press release: Paper bags gain ground in Europe
Paper carrier bag converters and kraft paper producers join forces for a sustainable world