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Scotland bans plastic bags, spares landfill 650 million bags in just one year

shopping-874974_1920Last year, Scotland took a stand against plastic waste and began charging consumers 5 pence per bag at stores. The move was designed to encourage shoppers to bring reusable bags from home. In just one year, the results of this experiment have been impressive, with an estimated 650 million fewer bags used across the country than previous years. What’s more, each 5 pence charged to consumers was donated to charitable organizations, raising over $10 million…read more

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