Talking Rubbish Blog (March 2011)

Plastic bags: to ban or not to ban?

The debate on banning plastic bags continues with the news that Tasmania is to go ahead and ban plastic shopping bags. This is an important issue, because the thin plastic bag is created for single use and then disposal. Production cost is still low and no, they do not occupy large space in landfill - so production can steam ahead. And they are so useful, what other easy to acquire bag can carry those smelly foodscraps, wet bathers and pet goldfish so cheaply and conveniently?! ...

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