All About Japan

Japan Rolls Out Paid Plastic Bags Policy

| Deeper Japan , Life in Japan
Japan Rolls Out Paid Plastic Bags Policy

Japan is finally stepping up measures to tackle plastic waste with a revised law, which took effect on Wednesday, obliging businesses to charge customers for plastic shopping bags.

As you can see from the video above, many businesses are trying to shift into more sustainable practices for both themselves and their customers. The change will take some time to get used to, but the government hopes the shift will raise awareness about plastic waste pollution in the ocean and other environments.