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September 22, 2011

Italy Bans Plastic Bags

“A ban on plastic bags is coming into effect in Italy, which has one of the highest rates of consumption of the bags in Europe.

The ban begins in shops across Italy on 1 January, with only biodegradable, cloth or paper bags to be offered. Italians use 20 billion plastic bags a year – more than 300 per person. Supporters of the ban say plastic bags are an environmental hazard which use too much oil to produce and can take decades to break down.”

For more info: BBC NEWS

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