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Retailers in Japan are ramping up efforts to curb single-use plastics before a new law to promote recycling goes into effect in April.

Under the law, convenience stores will be required to reduce the usage of single-use plastic items, such as forks and spoons, that are distributed free of charge. Some chains will switch to utensils made of other materials, while other stores plan to stop giving such items away.

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