The Chinese island of Hainan will completely abandon the production and sale of disposable plastic

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, about 30 million tons of products from

plastic: bags, packages, tubes and others. In this case, less than one third of them are recycled. Other countries face similar problems.

The authorities of the most tourist island of Chinaestimated that annually residents and tourists in Hainan use about 120 thousand tons of non-degradable plastic. About half of it is produced at local factories - it is planned that at first the ban will apply only to imported plastic.

The final decision to limit the use of non-degradable plastic on the island will be made by the end of 2019, the agency said.


Earlier it was reported that by 2030, EU countries are planning to completely abandon plastic packaging. But so far only Germany and the United Kingdom have presented a clear rejection plan.