reusable bags and the plastax

By: ecohandy reusable bags etc.  21-Aug-2012
Keywords: Plastic Bags, Shopping Bags, Reusable Bags

Plastic bags are one of the most recognisable symbols of our modern throwaway culture one million bags are handed out every minute.

Still many shopper are still failing “to embracethe environmental message” despite measures by supermarkets and other retailers to encourage us to use fewer plastic bags. The hard truth is that they want your business so will continue to hand out plastic bags.

One solution now being given serious consideration is the introduction of a levy on plastic bags.

This would however be a very bold move. In 2002 Ireland introduced a 15 euro cent tax on each plastic bag – the so-called “Plastax” – and within a few months a 90% reduction in the number of bags being used had been recorded. In total the tax is thought to have led to a billion fewer bags being used each year in Ireland. The tax persuaded shoppers to bring their own reusable shopping bags.

The question we need to ask is do we need a plastax in Australia.

The answer is simple NO.

Reusable bags are available now. If every Australian family used one less plastic bags each week, Australians would save 253 million plastic bags each year.

Start today, make a change and use reusable shopping bags.

For the biggest range of reusable bags go to ecohandy little reusable bags.

Keywords: Plastic Bags, Reusable Bags, Shopping Bags

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