China To Ban Plastic Bags

China To Ban Plastic Bags
Retail
Jeff Squires
  • 10 january 2008

In an un-expected move, China’s cabinet has completely banned super thin plastic bags and is imposing a compulsory charge on plastic carrier bags as of June 1st.  The familiar plastic bags that we receive from grocery stores have become a major source of pollution for China, with estimates suggesting that Chinese citizens use as many as 3 billion plastic bags a day!  The cabinet also announced that they plan on creating more incentives for companies separating bags out from waste for reprocessing.

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