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New figures question bag tax success

The success of the Republic of Irelands (ROIs) plastic bag tax has come into question as figures reveal that in 2005 it imported 20% more plastic bags and sacks than the year before. Commissioned by the Packaging and Industrial Films Association (PIFA), the figures were collated and analysed by independent statistical analysts Mike Kidwell Associates. PIFA chief executive David Tyson said: These are official import export statistics. They expose the myth that ...