Get over plastic bag ban
IT’S TIME TO FORGET ABOUT SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS
ARE you sick of talking about the single-use plastic bag ban yet? I don’t want to hear or see another word, whinge or meme about it. We have more important things to think about. The ban is here; it’s time to move on. It’s a positive step, it’s not hard to live with, and remembering to take reusable bags to the shop will soon become habit. We’ve put so much energy into debating this one thing that is just a tiny part of a huge environmental problem. Plastic bags are one part of the plastic problem. Plastic straws are one part of the plastic problem. Plastic is the problem, and plastic has become an insidious part of our daily lives. It's time to forget about single-use plastic bags and start thinking about other ways we can cut down on the amount of plastic (and any disposable products) we buy, use and accept. Banning single-use plastic bags and straws is great, but there's so much more each of us can do, and we can do it of our own initiative, instead of waiting for someone to tell us we can't have something. If you want some ideas about what you can do now, go to plasticfreejuly.org.