When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
China Administrative Measures for the Paid Use of Plastic Bags at Commodity Retailing Places
This policy requires retailers to charge consumers a fee for thicker plastic bags not covered by the ban. The amount of the charge is at the discretion of the retailer. This policy failed to achieve its anticipated results, and has many exceptions to the ban; as of 2021, single use plastic bags were still free of charge in many places.
(Reviewed in Jan 2022)
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