China is coming up with restrictions regarding the use and sale of plastic products as they have considered the existence of plastic products to be one of the biggest environmental problems in their country. Items such as plastic utensils from takeaway food outlets and plastic courier packages will also be phased out.
The National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment have issued the new policy stating that plastic bags will be banned from all the major cities of China by 2020. The ban will be completely implemented in all the cities and towns by the end of 2022. Also, the markets that are dealing with fresh produce will enjoy exemption from the ban on till 2025.