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Trillions of plastic bags in circulation, yet little is known about their usage

As restrictions gather pace, it's clear that nobody has any precise data showing if the measures are working


CONSIDERING the growing frenzy to stop using them, and the trillions that have entered into circulation over the past half century, it's startling how little is known about the history of the humble plastic bag.

For at least a decade now, the world has been producing...

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