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Kiwi children leading the way with ban on single-use plastic bags


A major milestone for some of our youngest environmentalists is just around the corner when the ban on single-use plastic bags officially comes into force.

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Primary school students have been at the forefront of the change to how we carry our shopping home. Source: 1 NEWS

Primary school children have been at the forefront of the change to how we carry our shopping home.

For young environmentalist Kate Turnbull the single-use plastic bag ban is a victory. The nine-year-old was just one of several school children who wrote to the Government last year wanting to get rid of single-use plastic bags.

While supermarkets have already stopping using them, from 1 July, the ban becomes official.

Rule-breakers could face fines of up to $100000.