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Bag ban, container recycling and more for Northern Territory, Australia

Australia’s state of Northern Territory announced in December 2009 a ban on single-use plastic bags, the introduction of a ‘Cash for Containers’ scheme and a host of other green initiatives, with plans to reduce total carbon emissions by 60 per cent of 2007 levels by 2050.

As part of plans to minimise emissions from the waste sector, the Territory will introduce new legislation in 2010 to ban retailers from providing single-use plastic bags to customers.

(Source: G-Online)