Asia is the worst region for massively producing and underly managing its plastic waste. According to UN Environment:
On my walk this morning, I saw many discarded ones (which will inevitably end up in landfills and oceans) and was offered many by shopkeepers who automatically pack my purchases into plastic bags.
Try as we might carrying our own reusable bags, our efforts need to be backed by governmental legislation. This is the success of Ireland’s “PLASTAX”:
Yesterday, it was reported that the Indian Prime Minister vows to abolish single-use plastic by 2022. You can read it here.
Here’s hoping that other governments, particularly in Asia, will jump on this bandwagon.
In the meantime, pop over to our ideas section to see how we made a reusable bag from an old dress in less than 5 minutes 🙂 Please click on this link.