‘Like a scene from Utopia’: how NSW botched plastic bag ban – Australia

Posted on July 6, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

As of July 1, NSW has the dubious distinction of being the only state in the nation not to have in train a ban on single-use plastic bags.

Source: \’Like a scene from Utopia\’: how NSW botched plastic bag ban

But while the big retailers’ actions go a long way towards curbing plastic waste, it still leaves about 1 billion bags being handed out each year in NSW. About 20 million bags will end up as litter, Mr Angel said.

Confidence the market can be relied upon to solve the issue is at odds with the rest of Australia, and the views of senior NSW officials who had glimpsed an opportunity to lead national efforts to curb plastic waste.

NSW government has to get over this liberal belief over the good for the environment.  It is so antiquated these days.  Shameful.