The Plastic Bag Debate

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The Plastic Bag Debate

Over the last few months we have been monitoring the plastic bag debate. The latest news is included below for your information. Shopping bags in the spotlight Graham Readfearn March 24, 2008 11:00pm NEVER have our humble shopping bags been the subject of such intense scrutiny. Once simply something to stuff your groceries into, the plastic bag from the supermarket – or high-density polyethylene singlet bag, to use its full title – is facing its greatest test (even greater than heavy bottles of soft drink and boxes with sharp corners). Environment minister Peter Garrett will join state colleagues on April 17 to discuss a phase-out, or even a ban, on single-use plastic bags. The plastics industry says calls for a plastic tax or a ban on the single-use bag are way out of proportion. Environmentalists say they’re a menace to society. Click here to read more ……