Italy To Ban Plastic Bags

A shopper carries a plastic bag in front of the Gucci store in the city centre in Milan, Italy. Italians currently use approximately 20 billion plastic bags per year prompting Italy's government to ban the use of non-biodegradable polyethylene bags as of January 1, 2011 following legislation set in December 2006.
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