Beijing Action Plan for Plastic Pollution Control (2020-2025)" officially released

On December 25, the "Beijing Plastic Pollution Control Action Plan (2020-2025)" was officially released. According to the "Action Plan", by the end of this year (2020), shopping malls, supermarkets, pharmacies, and bookstores in Beijing's built-up areas The use of non-degradable plastic bags is prohibited in retail stores, and the use of non-degradable plastic bags is regulated and restricted in bazaars. By the end of 2023, plastic shopping bags in the bazaar in the built-up area will fully realize centralized purchase and sale. By the end of 2025, non-degradable plastic bags will be banned in the bazaar.
The reporter saw in a large supermarket in Beijing that biodegradable plastic bags have been used here. This kind of plastic bag is made of starch and resin, which can be degraded into water and carbon dioxide within 180-360 days. Currently, this supermarket offers two types of biodegradable plastic bags, the prices are 70 cents and 1 yuan each. According to the person in charge of this supermarket, since the use of this biodegradable plastic bag, the amount has been reduced compared to the past.