Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bag Ban a Step in Right Direction

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Bag Ban a Step in Right Direction

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SOAPBOX

SARAH DIONYSIUS

sarah.dionysius@scnews.com.au

I'LL be the first to admit I'm a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to plastic and the environment.

While I'm 100 per cent onboard with the ban on single-use bags, I will miss using them to collect the rubbish that floats around my bedroom.

And as much as a I try to remember, I always seem to leave my usable bags at home when I go to the shops and end up opting for the convenient, free option at the checkout.

So I suppose the ban will be good for the environment and my conscience as I'm forced to think ahead and bring my own bags.

Plastic is so engrained in everyday life that I sometimes don't even think twice about using it, when really I could be opting for more sustainable alternatives.

Such as my lunch for example. …

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