China gives plastic bags the boot

First, cities like San Francisco took this bold and highly necessary step. Now, a whole country decided to put its foot down on the matter of plastic bags.

Declaring war on the “white pollution” choking its cities, farms and waterways, China is banning free plastic shopping bags and calling for a return to the cloth bags of old — steps largely welcomed by merchants and shoppers.

The nationwide measure eliminates the flimsiest bags and forces stores to charge for others, making China the latest nation to target plastic bags in a bid to cut waste and conserve resources.

So what’s to stop us from doing this as individuals? đŸ™‚

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