The biggest ban on plastic carrier bags is now in Los Angeles in the United States. However, amongst the many shoppers there are many mixed feelings.
Many shoppers are in favour of the ban for the main reason of the benefit for the environment. Others are not happy about the additional cost to buy other types of bags, such as reusable or paper bags.
Does Banning Plastic Carrier Bags Really Help The Environment?
A few years ago China stopped all shops from giving away bags for their shopping. The only way you would get a plastic carrier bag is if they paid.
Furthermore, China ceased production, along with sales and use of extremely thin plastic bags (less than 0.025 mm thick)