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Italy is furious with Britain after UK blocks its bid to ban plastic shopping bags across Europe

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00 Written by 

Britain's decision not to back a European law banning plastic bags has caused friction with Italy and stunned environmental campaigners.

Italy's Environment Minister has criticised Britain's lack of support for the law, describing it as 'astounding' particularly for a seafaring nation.

Environmental campaigners have also been left flabbergasted by Britain's move earlier this month, especially given the Coalition government's support for reducing the environmental impact of bags on the landscape and wildlife.

Read more on: Daily Mail

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