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Water bottles (302)
27.96%
Fruit and veg in plastic (126)
11.67%
Takeaway food (91)
8.43%
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25.65%
Facewash with plastic beads (145)
13.43%
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It's easy to cut down on plastic water bottles just get a thermos.
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(Original post by _Mia101)
I don't know about most of Asia, but I know that Bangladesh has had a plastic bag ban since 2002 and India (Mumbai) last year and other cities in India earlier. Also, Morocco has had a ban since 2016. In fact, it is ranked as one of the 'greenest countries' in the world as of 2016. Kenya also banned plastic bags in 2017 and has some of the strictest fines in the world (up to £31,000 worth of fines ' for anyone producing, selling – or even just carrying plastic bags' or up to four years' imprisonment).

My point is that although there are countries that haven't banned plastic bags in Africa & Asia, there are plenty that have. And it does all add up and make a difference.
Sure is making a difference... https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/...ust-10-rivers/
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I'm becoming more concerned about plastic, but commercially you don't have any choice.

If you want a drink, it's in a plastic bottle, I go to McDonalds or get a Meal Deal, loads of plastic. I reckon we're 5 years away from a very hefty plastic tax and around 30 years away from needing a licence to use plastic or there being a near blanket ban.
Yes, plastic taxes are the way forwards. As usual. the government will introduce them about 20 years too late to save the environment.
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In my state, many disposable plastics are banned
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