Renewable Matter # 11 / July-August

Flowers from Africa

by Roberto Giovannini

Focus Plastic Bags

 

Today, in over 20 African countries, using plastic bags is totally or partially forbidden. But the law is often dodged and the illegal carrier bags are still used. The risk is high: heavy fines or jail senttences.

 

We Europeans often think we are at the forefront with regard to environmental protection. We can show the world how to look after nature and how to reduce waste. More importantly, we can teach the backward populations of less advanced countries what we can do. Well, if you are one of those thinking along these lines, perhaps you should give up such prejudices and convictions, because...

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