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Italian ban on plastic bags in New Year

Businesses in Italy won't be allowed to sell or give out plastic bags from 1 January.

Italians currently use 20 billion plastic bags a year more than 300 per person.

The law has taken a decade to pass but from the start of the new year shops and cafes will have to abide by it, or face fines.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

  • 31 Dec 2010