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China Announces Major Anti-Plastic Campaign

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20.01.2020

Workers stand over piles of used white plastic food containers at a construction site in Hefei, in eastern China's Anhui provinceSTR/Getty

The Chinese government has said it plans to ban plastic bags in the country’s major cities by the end of the year, Reuters reports. The bags will be banned in the rest of the country in 2022. Other single-use plastics like utensils and containers, will reportedly be phased out over a longer timeline. Single-use straws in restaurants will be banned by the end of 2020.

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