This report studies the global market size of Degradable
Shopping Bags in key regions like North America, Europe, China and Japan, focuses on the consumption of Degradable
Shopping Bags in these regions.
The move aims to turn non-biodegradable plastic products into degradable
ones in compliance with international standards.
The committee meeting chaired by Fazl Elahi directed the relevant officials to ensure use of bio-degradable shopping bags by shopkeepers and other vendors and take strict action against those using non degradable
The respite was announced by AJK Minister for School Education and Environment Barrister Syed Iftikhar Ali Gillani at a seminar on the 'Prohibition of Manufacturing, Sale and Usage of Non-Degradable Polythene Bags and Promotion of the Substitute Environment Friendly Degradable
Tenders are invited for Supply of plastic boxes, Shrink wrapping roll, Bio degradable
and pvc pouch covers
These include complete ban on manufacturing and use of plastic bags, increasing price of bags by levy of additional taxes or cost, promoting use of paper and cotton bags, increasing thickness of the bags, and banning manufacturing of non-degradable plastic bags and introduction of degradable
Tshering Dorji said that segregating waste is a basic thing but still in remote places, people do not know about degradable
and no degradable
New formulations of polymers have been proposed to obtain degradable
materials whose final ecological and physical footprint is much smaller [1, 2].
"Use of a degradable
biopolymer made of prawn shells for carrier bags would lead to lower carbon emissions and reduce food and packaging waste accumulating in the streets.
While the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) -- the body representing plastics producers in the region -- agrees that serious steps need to be undertaken to tackle waste and littering, in our opinion, the application of a ban of conventional lightweight plastics bags in favour of so-called "degradable
bags" is controversial and may introduce yet another set of problems.
A SKIP hire company has insisted it is still open for business after environment agents stopped it from storing any more wood or "degradable
waste" at its Gwynedd yard.
US Patent 8,895,673 (November 25, 2014), "Macromonomers for Preparation of Degradable
Polymers and Model Networks," Jeremiah Johnson, Jeffrey T.