Nov 12 - Irish Government Debunks Criticisms of Its Bag Litter Law

According to its Environment division, the Irish bag fee law has been extremely successful at drastically reducing both bag consumption and plastic bag litter. In a letter, Sean O'Suilleabhain from the Waste Division writes that bag consumption has dropped from over 300 per year per capita to around 30. Plastic bag litter dropped from 6% of overall litter to 1%.

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Ireland also says that plastic's portion of the waste stream has not increased as a result of the law.