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Plastic bags ban ‘one step towards island being greener’

BBC Radio Jersey

new ban on single-use plastic bags in Jersey is just one small step towards the island becoming greener, and the States needs to bring in a complete waste strategy soon, a local environmentalist has said.

Sheena Brockie, from Plastic Free Jersey, said she was glad the States voted to prevent shops giving out thin bags.

But she said far more needed to be done on various issues to make the island more environmentally-friendly and islanders need to work together to make changes “through laws, incentives or education” .

She said: “It’s a case of looking at the whole waste stream because plastic bags are literally the tip of the iceberg.”

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