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August 06, 2002

Irish bag tax hailed success

BBC News

The new Irish tax on plastic bags, known as the PlasTax, is making international waves. Praised for effectively raising national awareness about the role each individual plays in pollution creation and reduction, the tax has lead to impressive, tangible changes in consumer behavior.

The tax is meant to encourage shopper to use tougher, reusable bags. The plan seems to be working like a charm. In the first three months after the tax was introduced, shops reported handing out just over 23 million plastic bags - about 277 million fewer than normal...

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