Tonight I was watching A Current Affair Queensland edition and there were two environment-related stories. The first was on the fad of banning plastic bags sweeping Australia.
Tasmania has now joined three other states in banning them. But, refreshingly and unexpectedly, the article sensibly argued that the so-called green polypropylene bags that replace the usual polyethylene ones take a lot longer to biodegrade. Plus, they are prone to getting bacteria with multiple use, which the article didn't mention.