White pollution’ situation becomes worse, people begin to re-examine the environmental problems caused by plastic bags. More and more countries and regions are actively taking measures to limit the use of plastic bags. The global community began to say ‘no’ to plastic bags.
Europe: gets remarkable results on ‘white pollution’. With the continued popularity of environmental protection concept, the EU countries have taken various measures to deal with the ‘white pollution’, and achieve remarkable results. Stimulate free plastic bags cause more pollution. Many EU countries, large-scale retail stores, began to stop providing free plastic bags. This proved to be deal with the “white pollution” an effective way.
In the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg, following the large supermarket chains Carrefour to stop providing free plastic bags in 2006, the Del Hydes and GB supermarkets from July 2007 onwards, in addition non-packaged foods and frozen fruits and vegetables, but no longer provide free plastic bags for other commodities. Ask customers for plastic bags, the supermarket plastic bags the size and quality according to different charge 0.05 euros (about $ 0.07) to 1.69 euros ($ 2.6) per fee.
Since 2004, Belgium began to push the limits of plastic shopping bags to call for supermarkets and other shopping sites no longer provide free plastic bags, while the customer’s first purchase with the bad, the supermarkets, and free trade. By 2010, these measures are all the supermarkets in Belgium Walloon response.
In EU countries, a growing number of large supermarkets is not only no longer a one-off free plastic bags, disposable bags, but also ask the customer to charge VAT reusable bag. As the plastic bags of different size and quality, the fees charged are not the same, if the customer purchased a 0.3 euros (0.46 dollars) in disposable plastic bags, then one of the 0.1 euros ($ 0.15) fee for the cost of 0.2 euros ($ 0.3) for green taxes, these costs will be for plastic recycling and processing.
Irish Environment Minister pointed out that the plastic bag tax, allowing the public to change behavior, recognizing the importance of environmental protection. He believes that the tax effect is immediately visible, its positive impact on the environment is obvious, because the Irish environmental authorities found that ‘white trash’s indeed reduced. It is through this approach, in recent years, Ireland is not only effective control of the “white trash”, but also increase the tax, made a double benefit effect. MK crossbody bag