Plastic bags get the boot once again

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Plastic bags, get in the (allocated) bin.

Following bans in France, China, Bangladesh, and Kenya, to name a few, another country is making further moves toward a plastic bag-free existence. State-by-state, Australia has been rolling out bans of plastic bags, cups, plates, and takeaway containers, and another state has made the pledge.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan announced a statewide ban of single-use plastic bags starting on July 1, 2018.

South Australia was the first state to ban non-degradable plastic bans in 2009, and the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory followed suit in 2011. Single-use plastic bags will be banned from Queensland by 2018, and Tasmania is set to become the first state in Australia to phase out single use, petroleum-based plastic containers and utensils by 2020. Read more...

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