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Plastic Bag Bans Should Not be a Priority

Plastic Bag Bans Should Not be a Priority

If you stash a handful of plastic bags in the cupboard after your weekly supermarket shop, then this article is for you.

The Greens have announced an election pledge to ban the single use plastic shopping bag. Many other states and territories have already gone down that path via bans or 10 cent fees.

Whenever we debate shopping bags, images of distressed turtles and dead seabirds come to mind. The political case for banning plastic bags is easy. The priority argument is much harder.

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