BAD HOMBURG, GERMANY (Aug. 16, 1:30 p.m. ET) — The German Association for Plastics Packaging and Film (IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen EV) has come out against the European Commission's plan to enforce a ban on plastic carrier bags.
According to the Bad Homburg-based IK, the arguments used by the commission don't apply to Germany.
“We don't have a littering problem with carrier bags,” said Ulf Kelterborn, general director of the IK. “The bags neither pollute the environment, nor do they kill animals, like it has been claimed time and again.”
Kelterborn therefore believes there are grounds to take legal steps in case of a Europe-wide ban.