The Countries Banning Plastic Bags (2018)

National-level regulation to ban/limit the use of plastic bags and styrofoam.

The Countries Banning Plastic Bags (2018)


Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide(USA: 380 billion / year). More than one million bags are used every minute.

Ireland reduces plastic bag consumption by 90% (over 1 billion bags) between 2001 and 2011 by imposing a plastic bag tax of 37-cent.

In France plastic bag tax has raised 10 million euros.

Bag ban in China has saved 1 million tons of oil.

Prior to the bag ban, Australians were using 7 billion bags a year.

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