Tas town pushes for nationwide bag ban – Australia

Posted on May 7, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Tas town pushes for nationwide bag ban | Herald Sun.

The small community has reduced its plastic bag usage by 2 million bags, but non-profit organisation DoSomething! says that over the last decade, Australians have used at least 50 billion plastic checkout bags across the country.

“Australians embraced the green bag in great numbers, but the national ban on plastic checkout bags that was promised by our politicians never came about,” said Jon Dee, founder and managing director of DoSomething!.