09 January 2008 04:54 [Source: ICIS news]
The country will not produce, sell or use plastic bags thinner than 0.025mm,
These bags tore easily and were usually thrown away, causing pollution, the State Council added.
Supermarkets and shops, where most plastic bags were used, would not be allowed to distribute any carriers for free, it said.
Consumers were encouraged to use reusable bags and to recycle more, it added.
The environment bureau has also been tasked to increase plastic recycling efforts by setting up more collection points, the council said, adding that financial bodies have to come up with a tax system to control waste plastics pollution soon.
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