Tag Archives: Plastic bags

What Are Retailers For?

My recent visit to Poland and the symposium on sustainable development discussion brought back memories from my first visit to Poland in 1987 and discussions we had there around retail location and the purpose of retailing. In that not quite … Continue reading

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Plastic Bags, Referenda and Retail Prices

I’ve just come off the radio after doing a short piece on the John Beattie Radio Scotland show about the introduction of carrier bag charging in Scotland. Some three and a bit years after I wrote about this, the Scottish … Continue reading

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To consult or not; is that the question?

Almost a year ago I wrote here about a proposed consultation on plastic bags and argued that we should simply get on with it as the arguments have all been rehearsed before. So, today, what has been launched? Yes, consultation … Continue reading

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Plastic Fantastic?

It is the supposedly quiet time of summer, so what better time for politicians to make announcements about possible policies and actions – or in this case consultation. The Scottish government announced this week that it was going to consult … Continue reading

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