• News
  • Celebrities
  • Finance
  • Crypto
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Others

Plastic Hype?

China recently followed in the footsteps of San Francisco, announcing a ban on free ultrathin plastic bags starting in June, a bold move for a country that produces more plastic bags than any other. If it works, the idea could save China millions of barrels of crude oil a year used in producing the bags.

But will it work? Although the effort is getting a positive response from the international community, the people actually affected seem skeptical. First, there’s the matter of enforcement. The ban is only on ultrathin (or "flimsy") bags while others face a tax, so enforcement could be fairly difficult. Will the government actually devote resources to plastic bag inspection? And then there’s the question of the 100-plus plastic shopping bag producers. The China Plastic Processing Industry Association is doing a survey to gauge reaction among workers, but I’m pretty sure it won’t be positive. When Taiwain instituted a similar ban, factories organized protests.

The idea, I suppose, is that the plastic industry will be just fine because the demand for shopping bags is less than elastic. If that’s the case, will the country really end up with fewer bags? Sure, the ban is joined by governmental efforts to encourage recylcing; but, that once again raises the question of enforcement.

There’s also a small chance that exporters could start providing plastic bag, since the ban is only on domestic producers.

Despite the potential concerns, other countries are joining the movement to crack down on plastic bags. Australia has announced that it wants to develop a plan to phase out plastic bags by the end of 2008. And Israel started the new year with a law charging customers for every plastic bag they take from the grocery store. New York has taken a step in the same direction by passing a bill a couple weeks ago that would require large stores to recycle plastic bags and provide recycling bins so patrons can

Discussion & Comments (0)

    Recent Articles

    • Things You Should Know about North America

      Things You Should Know about North America

      Get to know more about North America.

    • Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Eurovision 2010 Paula Seling Unpredictable Contest

      Paula Seling's experience on the Eurovision stage led her to declare that "Eurovision is an unpredictable contest". Which may explain the success of the young Lena from Germany, about whom the predictions before the event did not offer much chances for victory.

    • VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      VIPRow.me - The Best Sports Streaming Website Today

      Have you ever contemplated creating a user-friendly site dedicated to sports-related free live streaming channels?

    • Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      Learn How To Download, Install, And Use The Xnxubd 2022 Frame App

      XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia users are able to watch thousands of videos and other contents online. XNXUBD 2022 Nvidia New is a piece of software that enables people to watch videos online without having to pay for memberships. On a graphics card, the XNXubd also provides some of the best gaming and virtual reality experiences.

    • Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      Xvideostudio Video Editor Apk Free Download For Pc Full Version In 2022

      A new edition of the Video Editor Apk for xVideostudio.Video Studio has all the latest features, including support for multiple video download formats in HD, FHD, and even 4K resolutions.

    • 9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      9 Best Lotion For Masturbation - Popular Choice For 2022

      Masturbation is a common activity for men and women. It's a natural and risk-free way to explore your body, experience pleasure, and release sexual tension.

    • Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Reasons Why You Need To Stop Watching Movies From Sflix

      Without having to sign up or pay anything, you can watch movies online for free with SFlix. It has more than 10,000 movies and television shows.

    • Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Mom And Dad's Family History & Wife, Explained

      Coi Leray Collins (born May 11, 1997) is a rapper from the United States. Leray started publishing songs to SoundCloud in 2014, and in 2018 she released her breakthrough track "Huddy" as well as her first mixtape, Everythingcoz.

    • Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Listen And Download Music On MyFreeMP3 For Free

      Are you in a bind and looking for a place to obtain free mp3 songs? Never again will you need to bother, since this article has everything necessary to obtain your solution. Download free music from MyfreeMP3.com, one of the world's most popular websites.