Actually there has been no cut in plastic bag usage, there HAS been a 90%
drop in free plastic bags, which people used to put their rubbish in, now
they simply buy more rubbish bags.
When these new bottles are cheaper to manufactur than plastic ones then
they'll be used, although your more likely to get companys to switch by
making it in their interests to do so, i.e. making them seem more green (and
therefore more appealing) to the general public, and demonise the companys
that don't, hitting their bottom line.
Simply slapping a tax on something is not the solution, we have enough taxes
as it is.
> A tax on plastic shopping bags in the
> Republic of Ireland has cut their use by more than 90% and raised
> millions of euros in revenue.
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