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Plastic bag industry criticises UN call for plastic bag ban - COMMENT UPDATE

The United Nations Environment Programme has come under criticism from the plastic bag industry after calling for a world-wide ban on thin film plastic bags.Responding to the results of a UN report assessing marine litter, UN under secretary and UNEP executive director Achim Steiner said: Some of the litter, like thin film single use plastic bags which choke marine life, should be banned or phased-out rapidly everywhere. There ...