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Plastic waste increases 28 November 2019

Plastic waste rises as 1.5bn ‘bags for life’ sold, research finds (via BBC)

 
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Sales of “bags for life” rose to 1.5bn last year as the amount of plastic used by supermarkets increased to 900,000 tonnes, Greenpeace research has found.

Campaigners are calling for higher charges for the bags or a complete ban as the research showed households bought an average of 54 a year.

In 2016, there were 2bn single–use bags sold. Bags for life must be used four times to be better for the environment.

Retailers say they have reduced plastic packaging for their own–brand products.

Read more via BBC