plastic bags Archives - Inside Retail Asia
Thai Retailers Association members have stopped providing customers with plastic bags as a ban took effect on January 1.
South Korea is to ban big-time supermarkets and retailers nationwide from giving out single-use plastic bags in an attempt to conserve natural resources and reduce recyclable waste.
Environmental Protection Department officials are continuing to promote the compulsory plastic bag levy to retailers as part of a carrot and stick approach to enforcement.
Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has warned retailers there will be no more verbal warnings from Friday for not charging plastic bag levies.
Singapore supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice says customers saved more than 9 million plastic bags last year as the company pursued its green strategy.