China aims to reduce plastic pollution by 2025
On September 13, the State Committee for Development and Reforms, together with the Ministry of Ecological Environment of the PRC, unveiled a plan to combat plastic pollution for the 14th five-year plan (2021-2025).
The Action Plan, jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the PRC Ministry of Ecology and Environment, details measure to reduce the production and use of plastics, develop alternatives to plastics, and significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills and its leakage into the environment over the 14 Five-Year Plan.
According to the plan, by 2025, key sectors such as retail, e-commerce, and express delivery should drastically reduce the unjustified use of single-use plastics.
The country will encourage the use of alternatives