Australia Has Reduced Plastic Bag Consumption by 80% Since July


The plastic bag reduction stems from bans by major Australian supermarkets.

Single-use plastic bag consumption in Australia has reduced by over 80% following a ban by two supermarkets giants last July, according to the National Retail Association (NRA).

A total of 1.5 billion plastic carry bags have been spared from landfills since Woolworths self-imposed a ban last June, followed by supermarket chain Coles in July. The switch by Coles to reusable cloth bags occurred on the same day as a…

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