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The Plastic Bag Effect
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Ireland took the lead in Europe, taxing plastic bags in 2002.   They have reduced plastic bag consumption by 90%.
Italy and South Australia have recently banned plastic bags
Other places considering plastic bag bans include:  Long Beach, New York city, Seattle, Boston, Phoenix, Arkansas, Oregon, Vermont, Connecticut and Maryland http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/c842aced0f07bfde8525782500657324?OpenDocument
[object Object],  containers are better than foam boxes or   plastic wrap and bags ,[object Object],  glass, ceramic or stainless steel for    beverages on the go. Be a smart plastic user!
Better yet: BYO!

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