Supermarket Ban Sees '80% Drop' In Plastic Bag Consumption Nationwide

The ban on single-use plastic bags by Australia’s two largest supermarkets prevented the introduction of an estimated 1.5 billion bags into the environment, and the retail industry is hopeful this is only the beginning.
Coles and Woolworths’ decision to stop offering single-use disposable plastic bags midway through the year was initially met with swift public backlash.
But three months on the radical change has translated to an 80% drop in the consumption of plastic bags nationwide, according to the National Retail Association.