Bye to plastic bag full of trouble
Want a plastic shopping bag? Pay for it. That's what shoppers were told at cash counters of supermarkets, department stores and groceries across the country Sunday.
Following a government order aimed at reducing pollution, retailers stopped giving free plastic shopping bags from Sunday
Plastic shopping bags undoubtedly make shopping convenient, but they also harm the environment.
According to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), at least 1,300 tons of oil is needed to make the bags given out by supermarkets alone every day.