The Environment Ministry launched today a campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags, encouraging people to use eco-friendly bags and preparing them for the Plastic bags ban which will begin on October 15 (if approved in parliament). After mid-October, supermarkets will be requested to incite consumers to use eco-friendly bags and they will be charging LBP100 for every plastic bag will cost LBP 100.

I know most people will tell me that we have bigger environmental issues to worry about, but I don’t see why we shouldn’t start by small steps like this one. If you’re so worried about the environment, protest against the authorities to do their job, but at least start by doing yours!

If you use eco-friendly bags, you will be saving around 1300 plastic bags a year not to mention helping the environment.