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New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags


On July 1, 2019 local time, the New Zealand government officially implemented a new law banning single-use plastic bags. Businesses that violate this law will face a maximum penalty of NZD 100,000 (approximately RMB 486,600).

New Zealand's Minister of Environment Eugenie Sage said that the outside world recognized that New Zealand was clean, which made New Zealand nationals proud. We really want to be worthy of this reputation. It is helpful to ban the use of single-use plastic bags.

The new law stipulates that single-use plastic bags must not be used. Businesses that violate this law face a penalty of up to NZD 100,000.

But many experts point out that New Zealand's major supermarkets have not used single-use plastic bags for a long time. Therefore, the effectiveness of this law is worth observing.

According to UN statistics, there are currently more than 80 countries and regions in the world that prohibit the use of single-use plastic bags.

It is worth mentioning that the law also includes "multi-use test" (multi-use test) content. If a plastic bag can hold 5 kg of items and can be used more than 55 times, it will not be restricted by this law.

Experts pointed out that this "back door" may lead to the proliferation of more plastic bags. Sage said that although the law is not perfect, people have begun to discuss the law, which is a very positive signal in itself. After implementing the new law, some people may use plastic bags that can be used multiple times. But most people carry eco bags when they go out.

Paper bag, non woven bag, cloth bag and biodegradable bag are green packaging when the single-use plastic bag are banned. Welcome to choose more packaging products from Shenglin Packaging.

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