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China Just Declared a Large-Scale War on Single Use Plastics

China is going all out in its nation-wide bid to tackle plastic waste. Several years ago, the country announced it would no longer be accepting the rest of the world's recycling. This week, the nation took an even bigger step towards ridding its vast expanse of waste. In the next five years, the state plans on rolling out a nation-wide ban on single-use plastics, restricting the production, sale, and use of certain products, like plastic bags, microbeads, straws, packaging, tape, cotton swabs, and utensils. Companies that don't comply might even be blacklisted, officials warn. Read more....

 

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