Plastic bags are banned in China, starting this weekend. Henry Sanderson from the Associated Press writes that the law, anounced at the beginning of the year, is designed to conserve China's resources:
The China Plastics Processing Industry Association estimates the measure will reduce the amount of plastic bags used by a third from 1.6 million tons a year. The Chinese now use 3 billion bags every day, according to the group, and they are virtually indestructible, taking years to break down and commonly ending up in China's clogged landfills.
CAW and Plastic Bags:
- Learn about AB 2058, which is designed to significantly reduce disposable bag use. AB 2058 recently passed a crucial Assembly vote.