I found this article today, and it made me realise that the ban on plastic bags has caused a fairly environmentally unfriendly effect in my household.
Whereas I used to use the freebie bags in which to put my general waste, I now use bin liners.
Because they are larger than the carrier bags I do not fill them up; as by the time they are full, the waste is beginning to smell.
So, I am using larger bags to dispose of the same amounts of waste.
I'm really fastidious with my recycling and have got it down to a fine art; but I can still see the paradox of banning bags to save the environment whilst creating higher usage of bin liners.
Maybe I'll just have a bonfire on the balcony and burn it all. Whilst I'm at it, I could probably do a bit of casual whaling and nonchalant soil erosion.
It ain't easy being green!
Canberra times - Bin liner sales skyrocket