Around the World – Plastic Bag Bans and Regulations

Published On June 22, 2010
Many countries around the world have banned the use of plastic shopping bags. Here, we've listed some of the reasons for the bans, the advantages of the bans and countries around the world that are taking part. Reasons for banning plastic bags Plastic bags are a major hazard to our environment in so many ways. Here's a list of the major reasons for plastic bag bans: They do not compose at a fast rate- most plastic bags take 20-1000 years
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The Ins and Outs of South Australia’s Plastic Bag Ban

Published On June 8, 2010
South Australia has led the way by banning plastic bags in favour of green bags which are better for the environment. Here, the reasons for the ban are outlined and how the ban has been implemented has been described. Reasons for the ban The obvious reason for the ban of plastic bags is the damage they have caused to the environment. Plastic bags are detrimental to wildlife and the eco-system and in the water are often mistaken for jellyfish by
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