Labor’s plan to ban plastic bags
Labor will aim to cut plastic bag usage by 50 per cent by the end of 2005, with a 100 per cent ban kicking in by the end of theEnvironmental group Planet Ark’s adidas trainers founder John Dee welcomed the plan, which starts with a 25 per cent reduction in plastic bag usage by the end of this year.
”With Australians using 6.7 billion plastic check out bags every year, Mark Latham’ adidas trainers s new policy to ban plastic bags is most welcome,” Mr Dee said in a statement.
”Planet Ark has been campaigning for a plastic bag levy since March adidas trainers 2002 when Ireland introduced their 25 per cent levy on plastic check out bags,” Mr Dee said.
He said the move had reduced usage in Ireland by 90 per cent.
Last year, Planet Ark started its ‘Plastic Bag Free Town’ campaign, which has re adidas trainers sulted in a number of Australian towns banning the use of plastic bags in all retail outlets.