"Plastic bags were a major issue in South Africa before the ban. All lightweight plastic bags were banned in 2003 and thicker plastic bags are taxed." Wiki-pedia paints a pretty picture of the plastic bag situation in this country. It is anything but, though, and we're losing more than we realise.
There are good grains and there are bad grains, just as there are good carbohydrates and bad carbohydrates. Paul Jacobson gets under the husk of the complex carbohydrates and their role in your petís diet.