Ministry Pushing for Law to Curb Use of Plastic Bags in Israel

Israelis use an estimated 2.2 billion bags each year, costing retailers $23.1 million. Many bags end up in urban areas, nature reserves and at beaches.

Avi Bar-Eli
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The ubiquitous plastic shopping bag could soon cost 12 cents in Israeli supermarkets.Credit: Bloomberg
Avi Bar-Eli