Think you can’t live without plastic bags? Consider this: Rwanda did it
Posted on February 18 2014
Emilie Clavel from theguardian.com traveled to Rwanda, and here is here experience while being searched on the border:
"On a recent trip to Rwanda, my luggage was searched at the border, and the authorities confiscated some of my belongings. No, I wasn't trying to smuggle drugs or weapons. The offenders? Three plastic bags I'd use to carry my shampoo and dirty laundry.
You see, non-biodegradable polythene bags are illegal in Rwanda. In 2008, while the rest of the world was barely starting to consider a tax on single-use plastic bags, the small East African nation decided to ban them completely."
Read Emilie's full story here.
A shopper carries her shopping with free supermarket shopping bags. Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA
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