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 ...

Minimum charge for plastic bags at Japanese shops from July: ¥1

Business Dec 26, 2019

Minimum charge for plastic bags at Japanese shops from July: ¥1

The government on Friday revised ordinances of four relevant ministries to oblige retailers to charge a fee for issuing plastic shopping bags from July 1. All stores in the nation, including supermarkets and convenience stores, will be subject to the rule. The move is aimed at ...