China's 2008 Bag Ban Has Saved 24 Billion Plastic Bags, 4.8 Million Tons of Oil

Since China banned the practice of offering free plastic bags in supermarkets and department stores four years ago, it has saved the country an astounding 4.8 million tons of oil, according to a National Development and Reform Commission spokesperson. In the past four years, the ban has also reduced plastic consumption by 800,000 tons and saved more than 24 billion plastic bags.

Who says bag bans aren't effective?

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