Queensland and Western Australia are the latest states to have signed up to ban the use of lightweight non-biodegradable plastic bags for shopping. Six out of the eight states in Australia now have the ban in place, with the earliest ban coming into force in 2009 in South Australia. The state of Victoria is likely to follow suit soon, which would leave New South Wales as the only state in which lightweight plastic bags are used for shopping. But what has been the aftermath of the plastic bag ban in Australia?
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