Charging for Plastic Bags Cut Bag Consumption by Half in China
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Research from the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) shows that people in China, the number one consumers of plastic bags in the world, reduced their consumption of plastic bags by half when stores were forced to charge consumers for the bags.
Use of plastic bags is a growing global environmental problem. As a result, the bags are becoming subject to various regulations in an increasing number of countries, with mixed results…