plastic bag ban

China Intensifies War on Plastic Bags

China is opening new fronts in its campaign against “white pollution”, including an expansion of the existing ban on free plastic bags. From the AFP: Bookstores and pharmacies nationwide will soon be forbidden to...

China Struggles To Enforce Ban On Plastic Bags

From The Times: Strolling along a Beijing street, a young couple paused to buy a bag of fried pork dumplings. The stallholder picked up half a dozen in the filmiest of plastic bags, rolled a couple of steamed buns into another...

China Sacks Plastic Bags

David Biello reports on the Scientific American: Thin plastic bags are used for everything in China and the Chinese use up to three billion of them a day–an environmentally costly habit picked up by shopkeepers and...

China’s Environmental Economics

An Al Jazeera report looks at the impact of China’s efforts to go green on the country’s factory workers, especially those making plastic bags which are now banned (h/t Shanghaiist):

Bag of Tricks of an 80-year-old Environmentalist

A senior in Beijing launched her own one-woman campaign against plastic shopping bags, long before the Chinese government announced its ban on the landfill hazard, from Chinadaily: On any given day, 79-year-old Liu (pictured)...

China Targets Plastic Bags

The Los Angeles Times follows up on the recently announced ban on plastic shopping bags: If China can pull off the bag ban with its 1.3 billion people, it will set an example for the rest of the world, improving its negative...

Video News: China Bans Free Plastic Bags

In order to cut waste and conserve resources, Chinese government has launched a crackdown on plastic bags banning production, sale and use of ultra-thin bags as of June 1. See the video news by AlJazeeraEnglish via Youtube: – Read also China Bans Free Plastic Bags by Environment News Service and China Bans Plastic Shopping Bags […]

China Bans Plastic Shopping Bags- Emma Graham-Harrison and Guo Shipeng

In a shocker of a policy announcement, Chinese leaders have proclaimed free provision of plastic shopping bags will be banned in throughout the country by June 1 of this year. Via the Toronto Star: China uses too many of the bags and fails to dispose of them properly, wasting valuable oil and littering the country, […]


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