China to step up fight against plastic addiction

China to step up fight against plastic addiction

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Despite China’s rapid economic development, there remains a marked disparity between the country’s wealthy and underpriviledged population. This family, originally from Guizhou Province (a western China province), moved to the rich Delta Yangtze River coast in search of new opportunities. They currently work in a Jiangsu landfill, sifting through garbage in search of any valuable reselable items. Captions and Photo source: ©© Sheila

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China will expand a ban on free shopping bags, state media said, as it tries to further curb its addiction to plastic in a bid to rid the country of “white pollution” that clogs waterways, farms and fields.

Bookstores and pharmacies nationwide will soon be forbidden to give out free plastic bags, joining the ranks of supermarkets that have had to charge for shopping bags since June 1, 2008, the official Xinhua news agency reported…

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