Ireland reduces plastic bags by 90%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."
Éirinn go brách.