Less Plastic in China – level 3

29-01-2020 07:00

On Sunday, China announced a plan to significantly reduce its plastic use and plastic production. The country will completely ban some single-use plastic products by the end of 2020.

By the end of this year, non-degradable plastic bags will be banned in major cities. Other single-use plastic products, such as plastic straws and plastic tableware, will be banned in certain areas. By the end of 2025, plastic packaging at a postal services, along with plastic supplies at hotels, will be banned nationwide. A Chinese official said that the implementation of various measures requires strong cooperation and support of all parts of society.

Studies say that China is the world´s leading plastic producer, and more plastic makes its way into the oceans by way of China´s Yangtze River than by any other river.

Difficult words: non-degradable (not able to change a chemical structure), implementation (the act of starting to use a system or plan), measure (actions taken to achieve something).

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