Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Yunnan becomes China's vanguard to eliminate plastic bags
+ -
13:39, January 02, 2009

 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Southwest China's Yunnan Province set a model for the country to definitely ban the production, sales and use of plastic bags from the first day of 2009.

Shoppers were prepared for the ban, as the provincial government announced the ban in all supermarkets, department stores, shopping outlets, hotels and restaurants as early as June,2008.

The ban is much stricter than the national requirement on restricting the production and use of plastic bags thinner than the 0.025 mm. Elsewhere in the country, shops are allowed to offer environment-friendly shopping bags, either free or charged.

The confidence of Yunnan to go ahead with the thorough ban is largely associated with its pilot practices on the ban in Shangri-La and Lijiang, two scenery areas in the province, which had fully banned the use of plastic bags for years.

In 2001, Shangri-La, also known in some guidebooks by its old name Zhongdian, the most beautiful and unstained place in northwest Yunnan, forbid the use of plastic bags. It became the first place in the country to ban plastic bags.

Most residents in Yunnan have adapted their habits on using plastic bags to other containers made of clothes or bamboo braids. Some people said they were proud of Yunnan's model role in protecting the environment.

Source: Xinhua




  Your Message:   Most Commented:
China lodges strong protest to France over Dalai Lama meeting
Behind scene of "Bush shoes attack"
Message Board
Robert Pattinson likes mad, mental, strong women
Sarkozy-Dalai Lama meeting draws strong protest from Chinese netizens

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/6565939.pdf