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Keenpac supports students on the Fashion Buying Degree at De Montfort University...

Keenpac understands the importance of talent and helping today's students thrive. We teamed up with the final year students of the Fashion Buying degree at De Montfort University to donate hangers so that the students could showcase their garments for their final degree...

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Keenpac upgrade their warehouse lighting

We have recently completed a lighting upgrade in our 100,000 sq ft warehouse as part of our wider sustainability plan. It was very important for us to get the lighting right, not only for energy efficiency of the building, but also the benefit of our staff. The older...

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LOROS fundraising by the Keenpac team

On Saturday the 11th of August, nine of Keenpac's staff took part in the Mudnificent 7 event to raise money for LOROS Hospice. The group ran a 7km obstacle race through thick mud, testing their strength and stamina throughout. The group raised an amazing £2,632.50 for...

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Donating unwanted office furniture to local Academy

We are currently going through an exciting refurbishment at our head office in Leicestershire, which has resulted in a lot of our old furniture becoming surplus to requirement. Instead of throwing away perfectly good furniture, we decided to donate them to a local academy -...

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Keenpac fundraise for Loros Hospice

This weekend a team from Keenpac hiked up Scafell Pike to raise money for LOROS hospice. Sheetal Manchha-Tiwari, Jonathan Garrett, Gwynneth Bramley and Paul Clarke battled up the mountain in the heat wave and raised an incredible £1,774 for LOROS hospice. The team would...

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Packaging Premiere | Luxury Packaging Design

Packaging Premiere, the annual showcase of luxury packaging design, from designers and manufacturers throughout the globe, attracts delegates and representatives from some of the worlds biggest brands. The perfect place for us to premiere our latest packaging design

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Confused About Plans for Bag Legislation? Check out the Latest....

Originally posted Thursday 26th Jun 2014 With the UK Government launching a consultation before Christmas, on a brand new eco friendly bags tax for England, we've been watching with keen interest for details on the planned legislation when it finally comes into

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Plastic Bag Levy

The Law of Unintended Consequences and Plastic Bag Levy

Originally posted Friday 29th Nov 2013 Sir Isaac Newton, a maths and physics genius, widely regarded as one of history's leading scientists, proclaimed in one of his Laws of Motion that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the world of physics, this is...

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Welsh Bag Tax To Encourage Reusable Shopping Bags

Originally posted Tuesday 4th Jan 2011 The Welsh Assembly has now confirmed the introduction of legislation to introduce a charge on single use carrier bags. The law, which will introduce a 5p charge per carrier bag, will come into effect from 1st October

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Welsh bag tax and eco friendly carrier bags **Update**

Originally posted Wednesday 03rd Apr 2013 A new Welsh carrier bag tax is set to launch in Spring next year.  It is the brainchild of Welsh Environment minister Jane Davidson, and means that from next Spring, all single use carrier bags in Wales may be subject to a 7p levy...

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Update to Proposed Bag Charge ... keeping you informed

Originally posted Wednesday 18th Mar 2015 The government amended their proposed legislation last month for charges applicable to single use plastic carrier bags. Draft legislation 13/02/15. Propose 5p bag tax on single use plastic carriers effective October 15th. ...

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Bag Legislation Around the World

The environment has never been higher on the worldwide political agenda. With a global customer base like ours, it’s vital that we stay up to date with constantly changing retail packaging legislation. Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the bag legislation that’s been...

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Northern Ireland Carrier Bag Levy Launches 8th April

Originally posted Wednesday 03rd Apr 2013 From 8 April, shoppers in Northern Ireland will be charged at least 5p for their single use carrier bags.  The move was approved by the Northern Ireland Assembly back in January in an attempt to reduce the number of single use carrier...

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Plastic Bag Tax in England set for 2015

Originally posted Wednesday 06th Nov 2013 Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced at the Liberal Democrat annual party conference in Brighton on September 14th that the government will implement a mandatory five pence charge for the use of plastic bags in autumn of

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Single Use Plastic Bag Charge - Update

Originally posted Monday 27th Apr 2015 We can now confirm that the 'Single Use Plastic Bag Charge' legislation has now been passed by Parliament. Plastic Bags that are 70 micron and above will be exempt from the charge Single use plastic bags, below 50 micron, will...

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Carrier Bag Charge Introduced in England

Originally posted Tuesday 14th Sep 2013 A five pence mandatory charge for single use carrier bags will be introduced from Autumn 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced in September. Following the lead of the Welsh Assembly, when they introduced a similar...

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Northern Ireland to Introduce Single Use Carrier Bag Charge

Originally posted Wednesday 21st Jan 2013 From 8 April 2013, there will be at least a 5p carrier bag charge for new single use carrier bags in Northern Ireland. The main aim of the carrier bag charge is to help protect the environment by cutting the number of carrier bags...

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Packaging Samples

David Kerr : The man who holds the key to Keenpac’s packaging product samples

Keenpac has an impressive collection of product samples dating back over the last 30 years. In this, his 10th year gracing the famed sample aisle at Keenpac, we took time out to chat with the person who has the task of looking after them… What do you do at Keenpac? I...

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Plastic Bag Levy

The Law of Unintended Consequences and Plastic Bag Levy

Sir Isaac Newton, a maths and physics genius, widely regarded as one of history's leading scientists, proclaimed in one of his Laws of Motion that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the world of physics, this is an observable and predictable phenomenon....

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Keenpac Brand Refresh

Keenpac Reveal Results of Brand Refresh

The makeover is centred on a striking logo design that utilises the existing marque - the ‘Keenpac triangle’ - and includes an on-brand strapline ‘create, source & deliver’. The impetus behind the refresh, Keenpac’s Head of Creative, Darren Seymour, said:...

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Retail Bags

Keenpac Creates the Italian Job

Working closely with Keenpac’s Creative Team in the UK, Keenpac Italy has developed a stunning range of products for leading Azerbaijan fashion retailer Sinteks.  As suppliers to Sinteks over the last four years, Keenpac Italia was approached to develop something special for...

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Keenpac Branding

Brand New Keenpac

Keenpac has now completed the final piece of its re-brand jigsaw, with the installation of external signage at the Leicester site. The makeover began with a well received ‘reveal’ of the new Keenpac logo at the Luxury Packaging Show at London's Olympia in September...

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Keenpac Charity

Keenpac Chooses Charity

In support of the Charity Retail Association’s Choose Charity Shops Campaign, which launched on 14th May,  Keenpac ran its own mini campaign, encouraging staff to bring in their clothing, books, videos or dvds, so that we could donate them to a good cause. Using the...

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Keenpac Wins Two Packaging Awards

Packaging Supplier Keenpac North America has just made history, winning not one, but two awards at this year’s RPA (Retail Packaging Association) show, held in Las Vegas, during March. Keenpac was presented with two awards; ‘Best Single Packaging Product’ for their...

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Keenpac Red Nose Day

Keenpac bakes for Red Nose Day!

The team at Keenpac put on their red noses, put their baking skills to the test and successfully raised £72.14 for Red Nose Day. Staff organised a charity bake sale on Friday 24th March with tasty treats on offer including cupcakes, millionaire short bread and everyone’s...

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National Trust Bags

New Lunchbox Design for National Trust

Keenpac has teamed up with Bunzl Catering, to design and develop a brand new concept for a new children’s carrier-style lunchbox for the National Trust.  The carrier will replace the current cardboard lunch boxes currently used in their restaurants and cafes. Bunzl...

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Heartlink Keenpac

Keenpac wears red for CHD awareness week

Here at Keenpac on the 14th February, Valentine’s day, we showed our support to local children’s charity Heart Link when we participated in wearing red as part of CHD (congenital heart defects) awareness week. Heart Link (East Midlands Children's Heart Care Association)...

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Hobbs London Packaging

Packaging Shipping - Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas 2017? The start of the year is often a time of reflection. The perfect opportunity to review your Christmas packaging! We would be delighted to meet and discuss options for Christmas 2017. More Packaging News… Keenpac upgrade their...

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Keenpac Christmas Jumpers

Keenpac Carolling for Charity!

Here at Keenpac we swapped our designing tools for tuneful notes when we participated in a spot of lunchtime carolling for charity. On the 16th December 2016, the official Christmas Jumper Day, Keenpac decided to raise some extra money for Save the Children – and after a few...

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Welsh Bag Tax To Encourage Reusable Carrier Bags

The Welsh Assembly has now confirmed the introduction of legislation to introduce a charge on single use carrier bags.  The law, which will introduce a 5p charge per carrier bag, will come into effect from 1st October 2011. The idea, which was the brainchild of Welsh...

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Fatface Packaging

We’re Donating! Keenpac helps FatFace Change Lives Globally

In 2015 fashion retailer, FatFace, took a business decision to not take part in the discounting phenomenon ‘Black Friday’ and instead made a statement against the discounting epidemic and launched the bold ‘Thanks for Giving’ campaign. Through the campaign a percentage...

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Children in Need

With this year’s ‘Children in Need’ being one of the biggest to date, Keenpac joined in the fund-raising event which took place last Friday. Staff from various departments swapped their usual office attire for pyjamas, and even a couple of ‘tigers’ were on site for...

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Keenpac Pride

Keenpac descend on Birmingham for PRIDE event

As part of our PRIDE activities scheduled throughout the year (PRIDE represents our core values, based on the acronym Passionate about Packaging, Respect, Integrity, Delivering Beyond Expectations and Enjoying it), staff members of Keenpac immersed Birmingham City Centre on 9th...

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Movember at packaging supplier Keenpac!

The 11th month now sees men all over the world donning their very best moustaches, all to raise funds for men's health and in particular prostate cancer. This year sees luxury packaging suppliers Keenpac join the fun.  It's early days, but already some interesting...

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Dunelm Packaging Design

Plastic Bag Levy in England set for 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced at the Liberal Democrat annual party conference in Brighton on September 14th that the government will implement a mandatory five pence charge for the use of plastic bags in autumn of 2015. Speaking to the gathered delegates, the...

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Environmental Packaging | Welsh Bag Tax Reduced to 5p

The proposed charge for single use carrier bags has been reduced from 7p to 5p when the levy is introduced in October 2011. The Welsh Assembly had originally planned to introduce the charge in Spring 2011, at the higher rate of 7p, however following a second consultation in...

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Welsh bag tax to reduce the impact on the environment

A new Welsh carrier bag tax is set to launch in Spring next year.  It is the brainchild of Welsh Environment minister Jane Davidson, and means that from next Spring, all single use carrier bags in Wales may be subject to a 7p levy charged at point of purchase.  The idea was...

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Luxury Packaging Exhibitions | Packaging Innovations

Keenpac had a second successful year exhibiting at Packaging Innovations London. The Luxury Packaging Exhibition was bigger then ever this year, bringing inspiration and creative ideas for packaging buyers across all industries. Keenpac's stand included Penhaligons show...

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Keenpac Brews up £256 for Macmillan

Staff at Keenpac raised over £200 when they took part in The World's Biggest Coffee Morning on 30th September, one of thousands taking part across the UK to help raise money for the Cancer charity. The event, which involved consuming copious amounts of coffee and cake (all...

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Visit us at Luxe Pack Packaging Show

Keenpac will be exhibiting once again, at the prestigious Luxepack Exhibition, to be held in Monaco on 24th, 25th and 26th October 2012.  The show is the most prestigious packaging show to be held in Europe, bringing together some of the best suppliers to the industry ...

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Luxury packaging suppliers Keenpac to exhibit at Luxepack

Luxury packaging suppliers Keenpac will be exhibiting once again, at the prestigious Luxepack Exhibition, to be held in Monaco from 20th to 22nd October 2010.  The exhibition will showcase some of the finest luxury packaging from suppliers across Europe - featuring luxury...

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Bag Legislation

Bag Legislation Around the World

The environment has never been higher on the worldwide political agenda. With a global customer base like ours, it’s vital that we stay up to date with constantly changing retail packaging legislation. Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the bag legislation that’s been...

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Visit Keenpac at Packaging Innovations, London

Keenpac will be exhibiting once again at this year's premier Packaging Design Show, Packaging Innovations in London, held on 30 September - 1 October 2014 at the Business Design Centre, Islington. It's our opportunity to let you see some of the packaging design ideas we...

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Keenpac Pride

Keenpac PRIDE raises £2500 for charities

Staff at  Keenpac,  recently raised a total of £2500 for a number of nominated charities, by organising and taking part in a collection of team initiatives. Following a series of internal change management workshops held last year, Keenpac’s management teams developed...

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Confused About Plans for Bag Legislation? Check out the Latest....

With the UK Government launching a consultation before Christmas, on a brand new bag tax for England, we've been watching with keen interest for details on the planned legislation when it finally comes into effect. So far, the news on the bag tax in England is...that...

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Keenpac's Triathlon Two Triumph

Two of Keenpac's staff, Darryl Oldham, and Viv Lake, were proud finishers at the Blenheim Triathlon held this Saturday, 8 June 2013.  The event, which entails a 750 metre swim, followed by a 20km cycle race and a 5km run, took place in the beautiful setting of Blenheim Palace...

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Keenpac Social

A Right Royal Engagement

Keenpac’s Jubilee Celebrations got well and truly under way this month, with a  BBQ and Garden Party, held in the ‘Keenpac Gardens’. With the sun blazing down, families and friends were able to enjoy the fun as well as soaking up the sun, at the start of this

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Packaging Retail Logistics | Olympic Update

Marking the arrival of the Olympic torch, we've just launched a brand new page on our website, to help in preparing our retail customers for the Games. The Olympic flame is due to arrive in the UK on Friday evening, ready for the start of the London 2012 torch relay,...

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Northern Ireland Bag Levy Launches 8th April

From 8 April, shoppers in Northern Ireland will be charged at least 5p for their single use carrier bags.  The move was approved by the Northern Ireland Assembly back in January in an attempt to reduce the number of single use carrier bags being use by shoppers.   As well as...

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New Purchasing Director Joins Keenpac from Molton Brown

Keenpac is to strengthen its senior management team with the appointment of Denys Taylor, former Purchasing Controller for luxury beauty retailer, Molton Brown.  Denys joins Keenpac as Purchasing Director, responsible for UK Purchasing and Quality Control, as well as the...

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Keenpac does the Harlem Shake for Comic Relief

Keenpac decided to 'do something funny for money' for Comic Relief, by creating its own version of the now viral Harlem Shake, which has taken You Tube by storm.  In true Keenpac style, especially where dressing up is involved, the team really threw themselves into the...

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Ren Tree

Competition Winners

Beauty and cosmetics company Ren were proud winners of the Keenpac Christmas Tree competition. 

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Northern Ireland to Introduce Single Use Bag Tax from 8th April 2013

From 8 April 2013, everyone will be a charged at least 5p for new single use carrier bags whenever they shop in Northern Ireland. The main aim is to help protect the environment by cutting the number of carrier bags we use. It's not just plastic bags Single use carrier...

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Join Keenpac live on Facebook

Visit facebook and see the latest news inside and out.  www.facebook.com/keenpac. More Packaging News… Keenpac upgrade their warehouse lighting Keenpac supports students on the Fashion Buying Degree at De Montfort University... Keenpac fundraise for Loros

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Christmas Retail Packaging

Keenpac's Countdown: 24 Christmas Retail Packaging Designs

December has begun and we are getting in the festive mood. Every day in the lead up to Christmas we'll be revealing our favourite Christmas retail packaging. Our Christmas countdown begins today .... 24 Stunning Christmas Retail Packaging Designs On the first day of Christmas...

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Luxe Pack

Visit Us at Luxe Pack Monaco 2013 - Luxury Packaging Show

Keenpac will be exhibiting once again, at the prestigious LuxePack, luxury packaging show. It will be held in Monaco on the 23rd, 24th to 25th October 2013.  It is the show for the luxury packaging market, and  as always, we'll be showcasing some of the finest

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Keenpac Italy - Italian Website Goes Live!

Keenpac Italia has just launched its very own website,  just in time for Luxepack, Monaco later this month. Having the separate website  means customers from Italy can now read about Keenpac and its packaging in their own language, as well as see products that are...

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Craig Flies the Flag for Europe at the Ryder Cup!

Congratulations to team Europe in this year’s Ryder Cup triumph against the USA, witnessed on the course by Keenpac’s Sales and Marketing Director, Craig Nightingale (We think that's Craig in the shades and flat cap). The European side clinched their biggest ever...

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Visit Keenpac at Packaging Innovations

We're delighted to announce that Keenpac will be exhibiting at this year's Packaging Innovations London, held on 1 & 2 October 2013 at the Business Design Centre. It is the first year we have attended this show, so we are really looking forward to the opportunity to...

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Packaging Innovations

Keenpac Exhibits at Packaging Innovations

Keenpac had a third successful year exhibiting at Packaging Innovations, London. The Luxury Packaging Exhibition was bigger then ever this year, bringing inspiration and creative ideas for packaging buyers across all industries. If you did not have an...

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Welcome to the Keenpac 'Luxury Packaging Designers' Blog

Hello!   Welcome to the inaugural Keenpac blog! I have found it a little difficult to decide what our blog should be about!  Should it be fun and light-hearted or more serious and factual? Well, on balance, I think it should be all those and more. Mostly though since...

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New Carrier Bag Charge to be Introduced in England

A five pence mandatory charge for single use carrier bags will be introduced from Autumn 2015, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, announced in September. Following the lead of the Welsh Assembly, when they introduced a similar scheme in 2011, proposals are that money raised...

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Packaging Innovations

Keenpac at Packaging Innovations 2015

We are delighted to tell you that Keenpac will be exhibiting once again at this year’s Packaging Innovations, held on the 16th & 17th of September 2015 at Olympia, London. It’s our opportunity to let you see some of the packaging projects we have been working on...

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Keenpac Bunzl Cup

Keenpac wins the Bunzl Cup!!

Congratulations to team Keenpac, valiant winners of the Bunzl Cup held last Saturday, 10th August, at Star City Birmingham. It’s an annual 5-a-side tournament, in which teams from Bunzl companies across the UK & Ireland battle it out to win the coveted trophy. This...

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Carrier Bag Charge

Single Use Plastic Bag Charge - Update

We can now confirm that the 'Single Use Plastic Bag Charge' legislation has now been passed by Parliament. Plastic Bags that are 70 micron and above will be exempt from the charge Single use plastic bags, below 50 micron, will have to be charged at a minimum 5p ...

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Retail Bag Charges

Update to Proposed Bag Charge, .. keeping you informed

The government amended their proposed legislation last month for charges applicable to single use plastic carrier bags. Draft legislation 13/02/15. Propose 5p bag tax on single use plastic carriers effective October 15th. Applies to single use carriers below 49...

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