China Makes Good on Ban of Free Plastic Bags

China Makes Good on Ban of Free Plastic Bags
Sean Leow
  • 4 june 2008

We previously reported on the Chinese governments’ intentions to ban super thin plastic bags and charge for plastic carrier bags starting June 1st. On our recent trip to the local mini-mart, we were happy to see the plan in action. At this particular store in Shanghai, the charge is 0.20 RMB ($0.03) per plastic bag and pricing is reportedly 0.10 to 0.50 RMB per bag. Below the pricing, the announcement reads “Support Environmental Protection, Thank You for Your Understanding and Support!”

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