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Greek Consumers Use 80% Fewer Plastic Bags While Shopping: Study

Published on Jan 29 2019 12:30 PM in Packaging And Design tagged: Trending Posts / Greece / Plastic Bags / Paywall / reusable bags

Greek Consumers Use 80% Fewer Plastic Bags While Shopping: Study

ΙΕΛΚΑ, the Greek consumer goods research institute, has found that Greek consumers used 80.3% fewer plastic bags while shopping in supermarkets over the course of 2018, following the introduction of a 4c levy on single-use bags.

The Greek government announced a doubling of the levy on plastic bags as of 1 January, to 9c per single-use plastic bag.

Overall, Greek consumers used 350 million plastic bags last year, or 33 bags per person, compared to 1.8 billion plastic bags (167 per person) in 2017.

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