Plastax: Should Australia have a tax on plastic bags? YES!

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Australia should have a tax on plastic bags. Australians use 6 billion plastic bags every year. They kill more than 100 000 birds, whales, seals and turtles worldwide every year. (Plastic bag tax push, The Herald Sun) By applying the tax it would cut down the numbers of plastic bags used therefore cutting down on the numbers of plastic bags in the waterways. The tax was applied in Ireland and there was a 95% drop in the number of …

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…the environment. It was very successful in Ireland and would be very successful in Australia too. Bibliography Brobyn, P. Plastic bag tax push The Herald Sun 09/09/2002 pg 13 Fyle, M. Can consumers kick their plastic bag habit? The Age 16/09/2002 pg 6 Editorial Bag habits are hard to break The Age 16/09/2002 pg 12 Pay for bag, say Greens The Herald Sun 16/09/2002 pg 8 Bag tax begs wider debate Townsville Bulletin 30/09/2002 pg 10 Buyers back levy on plastic bags Townville Bulletin 30/09/2002 pg 6