There are growing calls for a national ban on single-use plastic bags, after Coles and Woolworths yesterday announced they would phase out the environmental hazards.
|Call for national ban on single use plastic bags.|
The supermarket giants, as well as New South Wales chain Harris Farm Markets, have pledged to stop supplying the single-use bags to shoppers within 12 months.
Their decision will affect customers in Australia's two biggest markets — NSW and Victoria — as well as Western Australia.
All other states and territories have already implemented bans, or have plans to do so.
|Read Riley Stuart’s story on ABC News - “Plastic bags in the firing line as public figures line up to trash inaction in NSW, Victoria and WA.”|