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On July 1, 2020, a poster on the wall of a supermarket in Tokyo, Japan, showing the prices of various shopping bags, and calling on customers to bring their own shopping bags for consumption. Japan's retail industry has been charging plastic shopping bags since July 1, and the charging standards are set by businesses themselves on the basis of relevant laws and regulations. The government hopes to curb the overuse of plastic bags.


Japan is a veritable "big country of plastic bags". Every citizen has to throw away one plastic bag every day. Many plastic bags, which become garbage, flow into the sea from Japanese rivers and drift in the sea without decomposition, which seriously pollutes the marine environment. In 2006, Japan had studied the charge of plastic bags, but because of the strong opposition of related industries, they had to give up. This time, Japan has obviously made progress.


Nowadays, "say no to plastic bags" has become the mainstream of the world. France has banned the use of plastic bags since 2016. More than 40 countries such as China and India have very strict restrictions on the use of plastic bags. The European Union has banned the use of disposable plastic products including plastic bags. Although other countries do not have such strict regulations, there are more than 20 countries that charge for plastic bags. Japan, long known as "advanced country of environmental protection", has lagged behind in the aspect of "banning plastics". This time, Japan can charge plastic bags as a cut-off to formally launch a comprehensive "plastic ban" work.