South Africa has its very own campaign to reduce plastic bags, called Rethink the Bag. The website is full of information about South Africa’s plastic bag levy and the affects of plastic bags on our environment.
This is a popular international movement and many cities have already banned the use of plastic bags. In South Africa, Greyton has moved towards phasing out plastic bags.
The campaign call’s people to make a pledge that says
“For the good of the environment, I pledge to no longer purchase or accept any single use plastic shopping bags.”
Could you do that?
Those that need more convincing can see Hayley Mclellan’s talk at TEDxSeaPoint titled Rethinking the Plastic Bag.