According to the French government, about 500 million plastic bags are handed out at supermarket counters and 12 billion are used to package fruit and vegetables, much of which ends up in the ocean.

France plastic band: single-use plastic bags banned from French stores

According to the French government, about 500 million plastic bags are handed out at supermarket counters and 12 billion are used to package fruit and vegetables, much of which ends up in the ocean.