China to ban single-use plastic and related products
China has decided to reduce the use of plastic across the country.
China is one of the biggest users of plastic products.
According to the sources, China will prohibit non-degradable bags in all major cities this year and will ban in all cities till 2020.
The National Development and Reform Commission presented a new policy, which will be put into practice in the next five years.
Under the policy, the production and sale of plastic bags that are not more than 0.025mm will also not allowed.
The restaurants will also not allowed to use single-use straws and will lessen the use of plastic by 30%.
Over 1.4 billion make tons of rubbish and China is working to handle it. The largest garbage dump is equal to the size of 10 football fields.
Around 215 million tons of urban garbage was collected in 2017 and the number seems to increase day by day.
Note that China reported the various cases of a mysterious virus on Sunday, including three patients in a severe condition, heightening concerns of more infections as hundreds of millions of people prepare to travel home for the Lunar New Year holiday.
Sources said that, From the US to Thailand, countries have set up safety to measures to contain the SARS-like virus. Chinese authorities have said they cannot rule out human-to-human transmission as the outbreak widens.
According to the details, The virus has now infected 62 people in Wuhan, city authorities said, with eight in severe condition, 35 in isolation receiving treatment, and 19 discharged from the hospital. Two people have died, including a 69-year-old man on Wednesday.
The disease causes pulmonary tuberculosis in the lungs and damage to multiple other organs.
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