New South Wales, Australia, urgently needs plastic bag ban

Last Modified: Thu Oct 08 2015 21:45:33 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 159
    single-use plastic bags are used across Australia, every second.
  • 8.5 billion
    plastic bags (light and heavy weight) are used in Australia each year according to The Boomerang Alliance estimates
  • 34%
    of the usage is in New South Wales alone
  • 61 million
    bags are littered annually in NSW, while the national number of littered plastic bags can be 180 million.
  • 64%
    of NSW residents support a total ban as per an Omnipoll Survey conducted in July