New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says

New Zealand will ban single-use plastic bags over the next year, the government has announced.
Shops in the country will be given six months to stop providing lightweight plastic bags or face fines of up to NZ$100,000 (US$66,400).
“We’re phasing out single-use plastic bags so we can better look after our environment and safeguard New Zealand’s clean, green reputation,” said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “Every year in New Zealand we use hundreds of millions of…