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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