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:
Take your own bag with you when you go shopping.
Refuse plastic bags.
Visit your local rivers and beaches to see if you can find and remove any discarded plastic bags.
Spread the word! Encourage the people around you to refuse plastic bags.
- Read our previous blog for more information about plastic bags.
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:
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!