Plastic pollution: China starts tackling colossal problem
20 June 2021 | 4:16 pm
But a series of new laws in effect since January 2020 aim to significantly reduce plastic pollution over five years by phasing out single-use plastic, encouraging research and development of plastic alternatives and improving waste management and recycling.
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