From May 1st, Beijing will Strictly Inspect Free Plastic Bags Provided by Markets, Shopping Malls and Supermarkets

According to the Beijing Municipal Market Supervision Bureau, from May 1, Beijing will focus on agricultural retail markets, convenience stores, supermarkets and other commodity retail places to carry out a three-month plastic bag special rectification action, the sale and use of ultra-thin plastic bags, as well as the provision of free plastic shopping bags and other violations of the law will be investigated and dealt with according to law.


According to the “Beijing Municipal Waste Management Regulations”, “The production and sale of ultra-thin plastic bags in this city are prohibited. Supermarkets, shopping malls, bazaars and other commodity retail places shall not use ultra-thin plastic bags or provide free plastic bags. ”


The thickness of the plastic shopping bag should not be less than 0.025mm. Shopping malls, supermarkets and bazaars are not allowed to provide free plastic bags, the plastic bags in the market will be sold by the “specific counter” to the operators, for the price of plastic bags, it can be set independently by the retail outlets.

Original Chinese article:

By / Maggie



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