China introduces rules for plastic products to curb pollution

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  • Monday, 20 Jan 2020

Residents throwing plastic bottles in a trash bin with detailed sorting instructions in Beijing, June, 2019. - China Daily/ANN

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): China unveiled a wide-ranging guideline to phase out nondegradable plastic products in major consuming sectors on Sunday (Jan 19), vowing to effectively curb plastic pollution in major cities in five years.

In addition to setting timelines to ban or restrict single-use, nondegradable plastic products in such sectors, the document also pledges to ramp up recycling and introduce preferential policies to promote green packaging and express delivery.

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