Taken Iram: John Roach 'Ptastic-Sag Bans Gaining Momentum Around the World National Geographic, April 4, 2008.
The Chinese government has banned some types of plastic bags and charges customers a fee for the use of others. The Chinese were using 3 billion plastic bags a day. In some countries, reusable tote bags, like the one picture here, are used instead of plastic bags.
rationales for regulations against plastic bags often have been driven by very local concerns.
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