Asian countries have become a dumping ground for the plastic waste from wealthy countries.
Every day we throw away plastic and every day we're reminded of its environmental impact. Why can't something be done about it?
Meet the 'Yeah-buts' - those who know plastic is bad for the environment, but can't get behind the bag ban because it affects their own convenience. This mindset can stall the best-laid green plans.
The success of the plastic bag ban announced by Australia's big two supermarkets will hinge on whether they can persuade customers to change an engrained behaviour - without annoying them.