No more free plastic bags at Israeli supermarkets

As 2017 begins, Israeli shoppers will no longer find free plastic bags available as they collect their groceries in supermarket checkout lines.

On Sunday, the country’s Plastic Bag Law took effect – banning lightweight plastic bags from large grocery chains entirely, and enabling the sale of thicker ones for a 10-agorot fee. With the entrance of the new law, Israeli joins many other countries around the world in a global effort to reduce the amount of disposal plastic bags accumulating in the world’s garbage dumps, parks and oceans.


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