Bulgaria Cracks Down on Plastic Bag Use
In an article published today through Bulgaria's Sofia News Agency, it was announced that the Bulgarian government has imposed a higher fee for the usage of plastic bags in an effort to slow their usage. According to Novinite.com, the Bulgarian cabinet voted today to raise the fee for plastic bags from BGN 0.15 to BGN 0.35, with an aim to reach BGN 0.55 by the year 2014. According to the article, "the change is intended to motivate citizens to cut down their consumption of such packaging that is not environmentally friendly.The Bulgarian Environment Ministry was the first to propose the introduction of a fee for use of plastic bag as of 2011."
To read more about Bulgaria's anti-plastic bag measures, please see the full article on Novinite here.