Campaign to reduce the distribution of free plastic bags (Portugal)
The NGO Quercus has promoted the use of reusable bags in place of disposable bags, along with other campaigns about waste and a more sustainable use of resources.
Quercus alerted that measures should be taken to reduce the free distribution of plastic bags by replacing them with reusable bags or other actions that promote the reuse of bags.
The political parties PS and PSD have submitted proposals on this matter, in particular the implementation of taxes or discounts. The various governments have made proposals in this area, but they have not been implemented due to political differences or difficulties in the application.
Through the media, Quercus has raised awareness of this subject in general public and supermarkets.
|Place / Location||Portugal|
|Type of Initiative||Campaign|
|Initiated by||NGO QUERCUS|
- Policy makers
- Political parties
- Supermarkets- General Public
Through the media, QUERCUS has raised awareness of this subject in general public and supermarkets. However, political parties and successive governments did not publish any legislation so far although they have demonstrated willingness to regulate the distribution of plastic bags.
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Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa [Partner 15]
Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
MARLISCO Partner 15