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Stop plastic bag ban sensationalism, says BPF

The British Plastics Federation (BPF), the trade association for the UKs plastic industry, has dismissed the furore over the ban on plastic bags and said that a ban would have negative environmental consequences.It follows the recent statements made by Gordon Brown that he will force retailers to charge customers to pay for plastic bags if they did not do so voluntarily and Marks & Spencer's pledge to charge food customers 5 pence for each plastic bag they use.The ...