Plastic Bag Reduction
Planet Ark led the National Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign in Australia from 2002 to 2005. Since then, annual usage of single use check out bags has dropped from around 6 billion to 4 billion per year, and millions of Australians have embraced the use of reusable bags as part of their regular shopping habits.
Whilst this is great, there still is room for improvement! Australians currently use 4 billion plastic bags annually - that's over 10 million new bags being used every day.
Visit our Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign web site to find out all about plastic bags, their effects on the environment and wildlife; the Planet Ark Plastic Bag Reduction Campaign from 2002-2005; how towns and communities across Australia went plastic bag free; what other countries are doing to deal with the problem of plastic bags, and more!