Chinese island province Hainan is the first region in the country to commit to ban the production, sale and use of all single-use non-biodegradable plastics by 2025 in a bid to ease pollution.
Currently, the province uses about 120,000 tons of plastic annually.
Plastic pollution is one of China’s biggest environmental problems, with vast amounts of untreated plastic waste buried in landfills or dumped in rivers.
The entire China on the other hand is already boosting recycling rates and is building dozens of “comprehensive resource utilization” bases to ensure that more products are reused as part of its war on waste.
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