Yesterday, China's State Council put a nationwide ban on plastic bags. The cabinet has demanded all stores go plastic bag-free after June 1.
China squanders 37 million barrels of crude oil on plastic bag production every year. The nationwide bad will no doubt help correct China's tarnished image, especially before the Beijing Olympic Games.
With nations from Ireland to Uganda, and now China, topping the bag-ban list, lets hope others will make moves to follow the trend.
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This is a brave and radical move by China. We have to applause the commitment of China government for this effort.