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Chinese Shoppers Pay for Green Environment
As usual, I was waiting for a supermarket cashier to help me pack my goods but this time I was told I had to pay 1.2 Yuan (around $0.17) in addition from now on if I asked for plastic shopping bags ($0.04 for each bag), which used to be offered for nothing by sellers. Cashing out, I looked around and found some penny–pinching or shrewd shoppers brought out their own shopping bags and put the goods in after paying their bills.
Previously I had heard/read relevant news that China would ban free disposable plastic shopping bags but I had thought it would be just red tape or window dressing. I had doubts about its real implementation. However, this time China is taking a serious step to tackle an increasingly grim environmental problem—white trash. Not suitable in this context. Has a particular meaning in the US >> white trash - Google Search. A better term to use is "non-biodegradable trash".
Early this year the China State Council forbad the production or selling of plastic shopping bags with a thickness below 0.025mm This was applied nationwide in China after June 1, 2008. And Chinese shoppers are encouraged to use other environmentally friendly shopping bags instead, such as cloth bags.
According to Waste Plastics Recycling Committee of the China Plastics Processing Industry Association, on average the Chinese consume 0.1 billion of disposable plastic bags for food shopping daily; meanwhile another 0.2 billions pieces are applied for other usages everyday. The staggering figures show Chinese produce humungous white trash and make the environment worse.
An online poll hosted by a Chinese website showed under the order more than 70 per cent Chinese will turn themselves from disposable plastic shoping bags to other durable ones.
Environmental problems have taken their toll on China, and virtually every Chinese has paid for them at a price.Though the new regulation brings a little inconvenience to Chinese shoppers, I believe green awareness will bit by bit be instilled into every single Chinese mind and China's environment will gradually improve. I double thumb up for the China’s approach to curb environmental deterioration. China, go!