The Panel: Single-use plastic shopping bags banned from 1 July

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 29 Jun 2019, 4:00PM

The Panel: Single-use plastic shopping bags banned from 1 July

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sat, 29 Jun 2019, 4:00PM

July 1 marks a milestone in the war against New Zealand's 'plastic monster'.

From Monday, it will be illegal for retailers to hand out lightweight plastic carry bags, including thicker department store bags as well as the biodegradable and compostable options.

These include supermarket carry bags and bags for takeaway food and other retail checkouts.

Hauraki Breakfast radio host Matt Heath joined The Panel on The Weekend Collective to discuss the ban, along with the other big issues making news this week.

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