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China bans imports of plastic bags

The Chinese ban on imports of plastic bags will not have a major impact on the UK because it only represents a small proportion of the waste stream, according to the Environment Agency (EA).Since March 1 2008 China has not accepted plastic film materials from the household waste stream, including black sack material, carrier bags and netting for recycling. But China still accepts plastic film from the commercial waste stream. An EA spokesman said the ban was ...