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Published reports say that the Australian government is considering a tax on every plastic bag used by consumers, with supporters saying that the nation hasn’t met voluntary targets for reducing the number of bags damaging the environment.

The tax levy is expected to be in the 16-cent (US) range.
KC's View:
We actually think that from the environmental perspective, this is a good idea. And some retailers actually have turned it into a marketing plus -- witness what Superquinn has done in Ireland with its green bags.