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Website launched by Minister

Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell, launches the No Plastic Bags website and asks shoppers to refuse one plastic bag a day until the end of the year.
 
Click here to view the Minister’s media release and photographs from the launch.

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Bulk buying rates for smaller retailers
Leading wholesaler, Campbells Cash & Carry, has announced it can provide smaller retailers with access to bulk buying rates for polypropylene, calico and paper bags.  Go to the suppliers directory for further details.

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Plastic bag use reduced by 34%
In Australia, the major supermarket chains recently recorded a 34% reduction in the number of plastic bags handed out since 2002. This means plastic bag use in supermarkets has been slashed by 1.5 billion bags!

This isn't the end of the road for the major supermarkets though. They have made an agreement with the Australian Government and state and territory governments to cut plastic bag use by 50% by the end of 2005.

Supermarkets only account for half of all lightweight plastic carry bags issued. The other half come from retailers such as newsagents, pharmacies, corner and convenience stores, hardware stores, bakeries, greengrocers and take-aways. To stop plastic carry bags from littering our waterways and harming our wildlife, all bag-issuing retailers must take action.

To find out how other small retailers have taken up the challenge and enjoyed the benefits click here

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Around the world

Countries around the world are taking action to reduce plastic bag use. Bosnia, Ireland, Kenya, Bangladesh and a growing number of American cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento are among many places that have committed to reducing plastic bag use or getting rid of them altogether.

Most recently, the western Indian state of Maharashtra banned the manufacture, sale and use of all types of plastic bags after they choked the drainage systems during recent monsoon rains and caused extensive flooding across the state.


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