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Sat Jul 26 17:12:59 SAST 2014

Bags of profit? iLIVE

Joe Cimino, by e-mail | 30 January, 2013 00:01
A plastic bag wrapped around a gas pump
Image by: LEE CELANO / REUTERS

I remember seeing on Carte Blanche that a recycling plant also closed down ("Plastic bag levy goes into a black hole", yesterday).

So what is this scheme about? It's just another money-maker for the government.

This is the only country I know of where you pay for bags.

The cost of living is rising but, in the end, there will be less revenue, less employee tax and less VAT as more and more become unemployed.

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