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Ireland reduces plastic bags by 90%

May 27 2009 | Plastics, Jim's Blog,
by Jim

I always knew the Irish saved civilization. Now they're leading the way on how to deal with those nasty single-use plastic bags that have become something approaching a plague.

"A levy of US$ 0.02 (€0.15) per plastic bag in Ireland generated nearly US$ 13 million (€9 million) and led to a 90 per cent reduction in consumption of disposable plastic bags. The money generated was channelled into environmental initiatives in the country."
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Éirinn go brách.
image. Queens University
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