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Half of Australia’s territories, states now ban thin HDPE bags

By: Kate Tilley

Half of Australia’s states and territories have now banned single-use, lightweight plastic bags. The island state of Tasmania passed legislation banning bags May 29. South Australia was the country’s first state to ban HDPE bags, in May 2009; the Northern Territory followed in September 2011; and the Australian Capital Territory in November 2011.

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