Plastic bags have a huge negative impact on the environment. Listed below are links to additional information.
Countries outlaw Single Use Plastic Bags -- Australia has joined a long list of other countries that have taken action against the use of single-use plastic bags. Dozens of other countries have already imposed bans or taxes on single-use plastic bags, including the UK, France, China, the Netherlands, and Kenya.
Keep Earth Clean: How Plastic Bags Pollute Our Environment Contains many additional references that are very helpful. My thanks to Ella for sending me this link so that I could include it on my page.