The easy availability of plastic bags in China has become an issuing of growing environmental concern, now the Chinese have decided to act
When Ethical Corporation pops to the shops in Shanghai to buy sundries and a can of fizzy pop, the helpful assistants try to put them in a bag and look at us oddly when we tell them a bag isn’t really necessary.
Now the government as announced that have decided that as of June 1st China’s ultra thin plastic bags (.025mm) that accompany virtually every purchase in China will be banned.
The regular thickness plastic bags will still be allowed, but grocery stores and other vendors will be forced to charge for those bags and prices will need to be clearly marked.
Who says the Chinese don't care about the environment?