To ban or not to ban plastic shopping bags? Implications and proposed solutions

Discarded single-use plastic shopping bags (SUPBs) are a growing environmental menace. Dubbed the 'white flower' in South Africa, the negative effects of SUPBs include reducing the aesthetic value of landscapes, clogging waterways, depleting petroleum reserves through their production, and endangering marine life through entanglement and ingestion.

By Asphat Muposhi, Mercy Mpinganjira, Marius Wait 20 hours ago

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