Tag: plastic bags
Americans discard 100 billion plastic bags annually, the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil.
The bill, known as Senate Bill (SB) 1046, stipulates that stores can only provide so-called “precheckout bags” if they are compostable or made from recyclable paper.
China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.
"Based on the best available science and guidance from public health professionals, it is clear that reusable systems can be used safely by employing basic hygiene."
Tell Target to eliminate plastic bags from its checkout counters.
"Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and turtles are killed by ocean plastic pollution every year, including single-use plastics and abandoned plastic gear from the fishing industry."
Internationally there are 32 countries that have plastic bag bans in place.
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