When you’re thinking of nations which will lead the world in an environmental legislation you probably will name about 50 countries before you reach Uganda, if indeed you ever think of Uganda at all. Nevertheless, that country’s government has introduced legislation which will outlaw all plastic bags beginning in 2010 with a remarkable penalty of three years in jail and a $1500 fine for anyone caught using one. The government also established a 120 percent tax on imported plastic material currently entering the country. (Earthtimes.org)

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