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Study: Demand and Utilization of Carrier Bags and Vest Carrier Bags for Service Counter Goods in Germany

Published in 2014. 78 pages. Price 350,- Euro (plus VAT).

Against the background of the discussions specially at European level for restrictions or even bans of plastic bags, the study has been ordered to clarify the status in Germany. The study was provided by GVM Gesellschaft für Verpackungsmarktforschung on behalf of BKV GmbH, IK Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen e.V. and Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE). The study is available in English and German.

As a result the comsumption of plastic bags in Germany is low in comparison to Europe. In this country, in addition, the bags are often reused. In 2012 the consumption was 76 bags per resident and year. According to experts these values are considerably lower than the European average with 198 pieces per resident and year.

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