Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

20 Janvier, 2020, 14:34 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • China Unveils Plan to Reduce Single-Use Plastic by 2025

Thailand announced earlier this year that single-use plastic bags would be banned in major stores, with a complete ban across the entire country in 2021.

China is stepping up restrictions on the production, sale and use of single-use plastic products, the state planner said on Sunday, as it seeks to tackle one of the country's biggest environmental problems.

This isn't China's first campaign against the use of plastics.

Fruit packaged in plastic are on display at a supermarket in Beijing, China, Nov. 20, 2018.

China is already boosting recycling rates and is building dozens of "comprehensive resource utilization" bases to ensure that more products are reused as part of its war on waste.

Vast amounts of untreated plastic waste are buried in landfills or dumped in rivers.

Kylie Jenner announces makeup line with her daughter Stormi
I can't wait for the reveal! "You will fall in love", Kylie captioned the post. "The Stormi Collection starts 2.1. 20". A close friend of this self-made billionaire said that rumors of her pregnancy were false.

Rihanna and beau Hassan Jameel reportedly break up
About two months later, she was spotted supporting Rocky at a concert, and they attended the 2019 British Fashion Awards together. The 31-year-old wasn't very open about her private life with her ex and mostly kept the details hidden.

Powerball and Mega Millions tickets now available for purchase online
Last night's Powerball winning numbers were 20-24-38-56-68, with the Powerball being 18 with a Power Play of 2x. Bit it's the PowerBall drawing on Saturday night that has players seeing dollar signs.

Authorities have now set specific timelines to minimize China's plastic pollution.

Plastic bags will be banned across all cities and towns in 2022, though markets selling fresh produce will be exempt until 2025.

In 2017 alone, China collected 215 million tonnes of urban household waste.

A number of routine items - including single-use plastic straws, cotton swabs, and cosmetic products containing microbeads - as well as certain plastic soil coverings that are considered a main source of farmland soil pollution are expected to be entirely eliminated nationwide by the end of 2020.

By 2020, some pilot areas and sectors in China will prohibit and restrict the production, sale and use of some plastics, with a total ban on waste plastic imports to be imposed. Cities will be required to ban nonbiodegradable plastic bags and aim for a 30% reduction in the consumption of single-use cutlery. "We use plastics indiscriminately because we think they are clean, when they actually do harm to the environment".

Conseillé:



Populaire

Early menopause raises risk of string of chronic conditions
The women filled in questionnaires about their health every three years until 2016, when they were between 65 and 70. In both the United Kingdom and U.S. , the normal age for a lady to experience " the change " is 51, insights appear.

PSG 'need' to keep Kurzawa, says Tuchel
Inter were initially also interested in a deal for Kurzawa but the defender turned down the approach in favour of Arsenal . As a result, he has only started five league games this season.

Studio Ghibli movies are coming to streaming services like Netflix, worldwide!
We hope people around the world will discover the world of Studio Ghibli through this experience". The catch: the films won't be available in the United States, Canada, or Japan .

Andreas Pereira 'could become part of Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United deal'
While the stats may not suggest he is irreplaceable, United themselves want to add bodies to their squad, not lose them. He's a player that Sporting are very much interested in taking, but he is still mulling over whether it head to Lisbon.

Liveblog: Golden Knights tie Habs, send it to overtime
In 116 games with the Golden Knights, Pacioretty has scored 42 goals and 44 assists for 86 points. Fleury denied Kovalchuk's initial shot in close but he couldn't stop the Russian's second effort.

Combien y a-t-il d'abonnés à Netflix en France en 2020 ?
Elle racontera l'histoire de jeunes comédiens qui tentent percer sur la scène parisienne du stand up. Cette comédie futuriste comptera dans son casting Elsa Zylberstein, Isabelle Nanty et Manu Payet.

Erdogan slams Syria for not complying with cease-fire
The U.N. says that since then it has documented more than 1,500 civilian deaths, almost half of them are women and children. Civilians continued to be killed and seriously injured before, during and after the "ceasefire agreement".

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins best Red Wings
Howard was withdrawn after allowing three goals in his team's previous game, an 8-2 loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday. This included stopping a breakaway shot and rebound attempt from Frans Nielsen during a four-on-four in the second period.

LA teachers sue Delta Air Lines after fuel dump over schools
The flight crew announced by radio that the jet had to return due to a compressor shutdown - a potentially serious problem. Aviation rules say that planes can dump fuel in emergency landings, but only over designated areas and at a high altitude.

Man United to be without Rashford for weeks
At the other end, De Gea had one more key intervention before the break as he saved with his feet from Sadio Mane's driven effort. Jurgen Klopp has named his starting XI for the clash, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starting in midfield.