“Rethink the Bag SA” share good news on the Bag Ban and other plastic news

Two Oceans Aquarium Bag Ban

West Australia have joined in the Plastic Bag Ban movement that is slowly creeping across the globe. Rethink the Bag SA shared the victory on Twitter.


Rethink the Bag SA is a campaign that was launched by the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town to help fight the amount of plastic in the ocean. The Twitter account shares stories relating to plastic and the work to get it banned. Their main aim is to have single-use plastic bags banned in South Africa.

Previously we shared the good news about Kenya finally managing to ban plastic bags and enforcing strict punishment to those that do not comply. And now another Australian State joins the cause.

Plastic Bag bans have been implemented in a few Australian states including South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory already have plastic bag bans in place, while Queensland is also moving to implement one.

“It’s not a bad idea, to be honest. Save the planet a little bit, seeing as we’re destroying it pretty good, I reckon.”

Popular SA store Woolworths have confirmed they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags in their Australian stores within the next 12 months. This is all great news for Australia.

Meanwhile back here in SA we are doing a few great things! Rethink the Bag share awesome examples. Like Bootleggers Coffee that have a ‘Refuse the Straw’ initiative.

The Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshroon have banned plastic bags on their ranch, they even have a sign warning visitors about the bag ban.

Everyday, each one of us can make a difference just by making a choice not to support plastic. Well done SA brands! We love the commitment.

Sources: ABC / Twitter
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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