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The plastic shopping bag is a convenient way to carry your groceries. The modern version is based on the original, one-piece design patented by the Swedish company Celloplast in 1954. Invented by a Swedish engineer named Sten Gustaf Thulin, it quickly replaced cloth bags in Europe and was introduced in the United States in 1979. The companies behind the bag started aggressively marketing them as superior to paper and cloth bags, and by the early 1960s, Safeway, and Kroger switched over to plastic shopping bags. This innovation was patented by Celloplast in 1965 and was widely used for the next decade.
While the standard grocery bag is convenient for short trips, it is not ideal for longer trips. Plastic bags in malls are usually thicker and feature frosted plastic designs. These features give them more aesthetic value as well as practicality. The versatile design of plastic shopping bags makes them useful in a wide range of settings. They can be used in gas stations, movie theaters, grocery stores, and other places. In the end, the choice of which style you need is entirely up to you.
The South African Environment Minister, Mohammed Valli Moosa, has introduced a law that restricts the use of single-use plastic shopping bags. This law requires that plastic bags have a legal minimum thickness of 30 micrometers to be reusable and recyclable. Unlike other materials, the new law makes it illegal to give away the plastic bags to shoppers. They must be sold to generate revenue for the South African government. The government collects a three-cent levy for every bag sold.