Die Chinese vat hulle eie sakkies saam as hulle gaan inkopies doen, en siedaar spaar 1.6miljoen ton olie!
Ek probeer my sakkies saamvat, maar ai die geheue is ook nie meer wat dit was nie.
A new report suggests restrictions on bag usage in the world’s most populous nation have saved the equivalent of 1.6 million tonnes of oil, in the year since it was introduced.
Just ahead of the first anniversary of the ban, the China Chain Store and Franchise Association estimated it had saved the country 40 billion plastic bags.
According to their survey, plastic bag use has fallen by two thirds as consumers grow accustomed to bringing their own reusable bags.
Under the new rules, the state forbade production of ultra-thin bags under 0.025mm thick and ordered supermarkets to stop giving away free carriers.
But there is a long way to go. China produces a million tonnes of rubbish a day with the volume looks set to rise.