Outlawed in South Africa; in Dhaka, Bangladesh; Mumbai, India; and now in China. Taxed and non-grata in Italy, Belgium, South Australia. In Ireland, where the "PlasTax" costs a shopper 22 euro cents a bag, usage is reported to have dropped 95%.
"Plastic bags aren't inherently bad," says Vincent Cobb of reusablebags.com. "It's the mindlessness and volume of consumption of plastic bags that occurs."
From National Geographic News.