12 Aug 2018

Plastic bag phase-out: getting a handle on it

From Sunday Morning, 7:11 am on 12 August 2018

The government announced on Friday that it plans to phase out single-use plastic bags by July next year. The mandatory phase-out will be developed under the Waste Minimisation Act but over the next month there will be a consultation process. A final cabinet decision will be made in December. Rachel Brown, the chief executive of the Sustainable Business Network, talks about the proposal.