China's Hainan province bans disposable plastic products


A view of Sanya Bay in Hainan province. - chinadaily.com.cn

HAIKOU (Xinhua): Disposable plastic bags and tableware that are non-degradable have been banned from production, sale and use starting Tuesday (Dec 1) in China's island province of Hainan.

According to a regulation that took effect Tuesday, the first batch of banned items include disposable plastic bags, packaging bags, meal boxes, bowls, drink cups and straws made from non-biodegradable polymers.

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