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How Africa Is Leading the World in a Shift From Plastic

Africa is leading the way in eliminating plastic waste with several plastic bag bans in place across the continent, including in countries like Tanzania and Kenya. Tanzania implemented stage one of its plastic bag ban...
Australia Reduced Plastic Bags By 80% In 3 Months

Australia Reduced Plastic Bags By 80% In 3 Months

In the space of three months, Australia has reduced its use of plastic bags by 80 percent. Australia's National Retail Association reported that the drop was not led by legislation or government policy, but by...

New York State Is Banning Plastic Bags

New York has passed a statewide law that bans most types of single-use plastic bags. The bill, introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, will make New York the second state after California to impose...

Researchers State 30% Drop in Plastic Ocean Pollution is Due to Plastic Bag Tax

The amount of plastic in seas surrounding the UK has declined, a new study revealed. Researchers believe the drop was caused by the previously implemented plastic bag tax, the Guardian reported. The study, published in...