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  • Australia uses an estimated 5 billion lightweight plastic bags in a year
  • To put it in perspective thats 10 million bags a day
  • The average bag is only used for about 12 minutes but it will take up to 1000 years to break down
  • When plastic bags get into the environment seabirds, turtles, birds and marine life can swallow or get entangled in them.
  • Lightweight plastic bags will be banned in Queensland and Western Australia from 1/7/18, in line with ACT, SA and TAS.