The Victorian government has a new proposal to ban plastic bags. What is it missing?
Victoria's proposed ban on single-use plastic bags is a step forward, but what about all the other unnecessary packaging? A truly effective waste policy should offer a comprehensive plan for packaging.
Adopting biodegradable bags will take a shift in mindset.
High costs, poor performance, a lack of manufacturing capabilities and local perceptions prevent biodegradable bags from taking root in Kenya.
Selling these new bags at 15 cents each, effectively creates another revenue stream with nearly A$71 million in gross profit.
Moves by major to supermarkets to only offer plastic bags for a charge could make these businesses more than a million dollars a year, but it may only have a small impact on the environment.
Reusing and recycling of plastic waste makes more sense for Kenya than a ban.
The plastic bag ban doesn't consider the impact it will have on Kenya's economy or consider other environmental alternatives.