Greenpeace Puts Linen Bags on Monuments in Protest Against Use of Plastic Bags

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Source: Greenpeace Croatia

ZAGREB, May 17, 2019 – Greenpeace activists have put linen bags on monuments throughout Croatia bearing messages about the excessive use of plastic in packaging to encourage consumers to use less plastic and support a petition against the use of plastic bags, which has been signed by more than 40,000 people over the past two and a half months, Greenpeace reported on Friday.


A compulsory fee for plastic bags has been in force in Croatia since January, with the exception of very light bags, which have to be marked “Use plastic sparingly.”

Activists warn that due to their poor quality, plastic bags are used only briefly and due to their low price, they are used uncontrollably, which causes damage to the environment. They believe that Croatia will not manage to fulfil the EU directive on plastic bags specifying that the maximum consumption of light plastic bags should curbed to no more than 90 light bags per person per year by 2020, or 40 per person by the end of 2025.

By hanging linen bags on monuments, the activists want to warn that Croatians consume about 200 plastic bags per capita annually, or 830 million plastic bags in total. That amount of plastic could wrap the Earth nine times, they warn.

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