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Charging for plastic bags cut bag consumption by half in China

December 4th, 2010 by University of Gothenburg

Research from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden shows that people in China – the number one consumers of plastic bags in the world – reduced their consumption of plastic bags by half when stores were forced to charge consumers for the bags. Use of plastic bags is a growing global environmental problem. As a […]