New Zealand will ban plastic bags for good

In an effort to tackle plastic pollution, New Zealand is committed to banning plastic bags for good.

On Friday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced plans to ban single-use plastic shopping bags, giving retailers a six-month window to phase them out.

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With an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and New Zealand's marine Exclusive Economic Zone (a UN-prescribed state sea zone) being 15 times the size of its...

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By: Mashable - Thursday, 9 August

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