This seems in full swing now right around the country with state Governments announcing dates for plastic bag bans and major supermarkets phasing them out. There is a (rather inconvenient) push for supermarket customers to bring their own tupperware to place items in, which I find a bit ridiculous.
What's also interesting is the plastic bags they are getting rid of are being labelled as "single use" when in fact plastic bags can be used many multiple times if your not lazy and store them.
I do wonder what Governments and big businesses real agenda is. I doubt that this is all about alturistic environmentalism.