Debris and plastic litter float around Christmas Island in Australia. Each year, up to 5 trillion single-use bags are consumed worldwide and more than 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans, according to the UN’s environment agency. Photo: Handout via Reuters

Australia is right to say no to plastic bags: never mind the angry shoppers

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Debris and plastic litter float around Christmas Island in Australia. Each year, up to 5 trillion single-use bags are consumed worldwide and more than 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the world’s oceans, according to the UN’s environment agency. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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