Fast Facts

How Many Countries and Cities Have Banned Plastic Bags?

The following list is made up of all the countries whom have banned Plastic bags. *OB=Outright Ban 1.Germany South Africa, (OB) 2,Italy, (OB 2010) 3.Australia, (OB in supermarkets 2008) 4.India, (OB in area’s including Mumbai) 5.Somalia, (OB) 6.Botswana, (OB) 7.Philippines, (OB, coming soon) 8.Uganda, (OB) 9.Kenya, (OB) 10.Japan 11.Turkey 12.Zanzibar, (OB) 13.Eritrea, (OB) 14.Ethiopia, (OB) 15.Papua …

Charles Moore’s Relationship With Plastic

In 1997, while returning to southern California after finishing the Los Angeles-to-Hawaii Yatch sailing race, he and his crew caught sight of trash floating in the North Pacific Gyre. He has since dedicated his life to understanding and remediating the ocean’s plastic load. He has written articles about the extent of this garbage, and the effects on sea life, which …