Non-Degradable Single-Use Plastic Bags Will Be Banned In A Majority Of Cities In China
The National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and seven other ministries jointly introduced a guiding document, which stated non-degradable plastic bags will be banned in a majority of cities from Jan 1, 2021.
All supermarkets and stores are required to charge customers for plastic bags, but the latest move shows the authorities' determination to reduce white pollution by putting an end to the use of plastic bags altogether.
The move found widespread support on social networking sites, as more people are waking up to the importance of getting rid of plastic garbage.
People who are accustomed to getting a plastic bag after buying goods in the supermarket will now have to look for degradable ones, if they are available.
Enterprises that produce non-degradable, disposable plastic bags will have to start producing degradable ones or go out of business.