A new year, a new policy: No more free bags at teashops from Jan. 1

The China Post
Date: July 21, 2017
By: The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — After Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll no longer be getting a plastic bag for your


bubble tea at the beverage shop.

The Executive Yuan said yesterday that beverage shops, bookstores, pharmacies and four other types of businesses will no longer hand out plastic bags with every purchase, starting New Year’ s Day.

The policy is expected to save at least 15 million plastic bags, the government said.

The Environmental Protection Administration has been promoting the prudent use of plastic shopping bags since 2002.    [FULL  STORY]

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