Posted by: leothegeo | 2014/03/20

Easter Island Wants To Ban Plastic Bags

The world’s most isolated inhabited place, Chilean island of Rapa Nui or commonly known as ‘Easter Island’ (Isla de Pascua), is aiming to follow in the footsteps of fellow countrymen/women from Punta Arenas and ban the use of plastic bags in commerce. The initiative arose due to the effects of pollution on the island, e.g. lack of a sewage system or solid waste management.

The ban would be gradually applied, where the final aim is to ban all plastic bags and replace them with biodegradable ones.



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