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Plastic Bag Free Day

Jul 02, 2019
Plastic Bag Free Day

Over the last few years we have seen a change in societies attitude to plastic bags. With more countries and states banning and taxing plastic bags there seems to be an end in sight to our toxic relationship with plastic.

But, does it actually work?

Plastic Bag Free Day

July 3rd is celebrated internationally as Plastic Bag Free Day, an awareness day set to encourage members of the public to put down and refuse plastic bags.

Best ways to make the most of Plastic Bag Free Day:

Countries That Have Banned The Bag

As of March this year 127 countries have either banned or have legislation to restrict plastic bags. 89 of these countries have opted for a partial ban or for restrictions & taxation on plastic bags. 

The first country to introduce an all out ban on plastic bags was Bangladesh in 2002, when it was discovered that they were polluting water ways and drains.

Here are some of the countries that have banned or taxed plastic bags:

  • Denmark
  • Kenya
  • Mali
  • China
  • Tanzania
  • Greece
  • Hati
  • Uganda
  • Mexico
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Morocco
  • India
  • Italy
  • Rwanda

Reusable Mesh Shopping Bag

Looking for a great, reusable shopping bag?

Then look no further, these colorful, lightweight mesh shopping bags are great for the weekly shop. Simply pop them in the boot of your car, or in your handbag ready for your next trip to the shops and avoid the nightmare that is single use plastic bags!

Reusable Mesh Shopping Bag

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