China to phase out​ many​ single-use plastics​

According to a January 19, 2020 Reuters story, by the end of 2020, China will ban the use of plastic bags in all major cities ​and ​​​the restaurant industry will be banned from using single-use straws https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/19/china-moves-to-phase-out-single-use-plastics – Plastic bags are to be banned in all cities and towns in 2022; however, markets selling fresh produce will be exempt from the ban until 2025​ – Other items such as plastic utensils from takeaway food outlets and plastic courier packages ​are to​ be phased out​ – By 2025, towns and cities across China must reduce the consumption of single-use plastic items in the restaurant industry by 30%​ – ​See also the following (in Chinese) government statement: https://www.ndrc.gov.cn/xxgk/jd/jd/202001/t20200119_1219294_ext.html – #FoodPackaging #PlasticPackaging #PlasticWaste​ ​#Recycling​​​​