Recently, Penang announced that plastic bags will be banned in the state starting Jan 1 next year. I give my full support and I hope other states will follow suit.
For those who don't have their reusable bags with them, I think the 20 cents charge per plastic bag is reasonable, though some may not agree. One lady mentioned that she won't have enough plastic bags at home to line her rubbish bins. I'm thinking, why not create less rubbish in the first place. I only need one medium sized plastic bag per week on average.
Lets hope this ban will make us more aware about what plastics are doing to our planet.