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.

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The Environmental Protection Ministry is pushing to curb the use of disposable plastic bags in Israel with legislation that would make consumers pay a 60-agorot (17-cent) fee for every bag they receive from...