Kyoto Prefecture city to ban single-use plastic shopping bags

National Mar 24, 2020

Kyoto Prefecture city to ban single-use plastic shopping bags

A city assembly in western Japan enacted an ordinance Tuesday that bans local retailers from offering single-use plastic shopping bags to customers, whether they are free or priced, the first such measure in the country. The ordinance in Kameoka, Kyoto Prefecture, is set to take ...

77% in Japan support fees for plastic shopping bags

National Feb 8, 2020

77% in Japan support fees for plastic shopping bags

Some 77 percent of respondents support the government's plans to charge customers for plastic shopping bags at supermarkets, convenience stores and other retailers from July, a Jiji Press poll has shown. According to the survey on waste conducted between Jan. 10 and Jan. 13, 49.7 ...

China unveils plan to reduce single-use plastic by 2025

Business Jan 20, 2020

China unveils plan to reduce single-use plastic by 2025

China's top economic planner said it would cut the production and use of plastic over the next five years, helping reduce one of the world's biggest sources of plastic pollution. By the end of this year, nondegradable plastic bags will be banned in places such ...