Tumbulgum, NSW, Australia Bans Plastic Bags

Posted by — November 2, 2010 8:21 pm
Last week, the riverside village of Tumbulgum, NSW, Australia, a popular fishing and boating destination, become the second official “plastic bag free community” in NSW, Australia.

Tweed Shire Greens Party councillor Katie Milne was on hand to congratulate Thumbulgum “for their proactive approach to a serious environmental issue”.
“Their actions mean a reduction of approximately 40,000 plastic check-out bags annually.”
Thumbulgum’s council will contribute a one-off supply of reusable shopping bags that are sold in-store to cover the cost of the next order of bags. 
A council spokeswoman said that by supplying the first batch of bags the council was helping retailers to overcome the initial cost of purchasing an alternative to single-use plastic check-out bags, which was a major hurdle in going plastic bag free.

Via Tweednews.com.au
Photo by Flickr user: danielctw

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