China Bans Free Plastic Bags

To slow down the proliferations in the use of plastic bags, yes you know what i mean.  You go to a store and the clerk backs one item per bag, a big waste and landfill issue.  Well beginning in July, all plastic shopping bags in the entire country of China will no longer be free. This is part of China’s attempts to reduce their extreme pollution problem, the policy will call for a small charge for plastic bags in China that must be shown clearly in all supermarket receipts.  Step in the right direction.  Read more at www.iht.com.  Posting from inhabitat.com


This entry was written by dustbowl and published on January 14, 2008 at 3:54 pm. It’s filed under Environment / Sustainability. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “China Bans Free Plastic Bags

  1. I’m so pleased to see that China is taking this role and leading the way as the first Asian country, as well as the first really large country, to ban plastic bags. Let’s see how long it takes the U.S. to do the same. 25 years, maybe?

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