new zealand to ban plastic shopping bags
The government announced the use of plastic shopping bags in the coming year.
This country is one of the highest per capita income.
The per capita urban garbage production rate in developed countries uses about 0. 75 billion plastic shopping bags per year, about 154 per person.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and environment minister eusage announced on Friday that retailers will receive six months to make changes.
According to MS Ardern, the maximum fine is $ NZ100, 000 ($AUS 89,621)
It was proposed because the supermarket did not do the right thing.
\"In New Zealand, we use hundreds of millions of orders every year.
\"Using plastic bags-a pile of bags, many of which can pollute our precious coastal and marine environment and cause serious harm to a variety of marine life,\" MS Ardern told reporters . \".
Large supermarket chains and several New Zealand retailers have announced the cancellation of single foods
Use plastic bags by the end of 2018.
Greenpeace last year launched a petition calling for a ban on the use of plastic bags, which the Green group said Friday\'s statement was \"winning power for the people and being the first step in addressing marine plastic pollution \".
Similar measures have been taken by Australian retailers to ban the use of plastic bags in New Zealand.
However, the retail giant coles\'s repeated counterattack on this issue has aroused strong opposition from customers.
Just the day after Coles, the supermarket announced a new deadline for free plastic bags last week.