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China bans plastic bags, could Israel be next?

January 9, 2008

Plastic Bag Nightmare by Zainub

Today the big environmental news was China’s decision to ban free plastic bags.

We’ve spoken out against plastic bags before.  And now we’re going to do it again.  Plastic bags do terrible damage to our environment and have an enormous impact on sea life in particular.  In November 2007, Israel’s Ministry of the Environment published a report under their program “Clean Beaches” stating that 80% of all beach garbage is made up of plastics. 

Now Zalul and other leading Israeli environmental NGOs are petitioning for an end to free plastic bags. 

Do your part and sign the petition today (warning, it’s in Hebrew).

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