More support for plastic bag ban – Australia

Posted on August 16, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

More support for plastic bag ban – The West Australian.

The City of Vincent, which covers inner-city shopping districts Leederville, Mt Lawley and North Perth, has voted to give in-principle support to outlawing non-bio- degradable plastic grocery bags.

The proposed bylaw, which would see non-biodegradable bags banned entirely and force grocers to charge customers 10¢ for every biodegradable bag, will now go to a public comment phase.

Vincent council joins Fremantle, which voted to ban non-biodegradable plastic last month, while Nedlands council would look at doing a trial, a spokesman said.