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Ban on single-use Plastic on Flights

The Chinese government will ban foil packaging, tableware and straws made from single-use plastic on domestic flights from 2022. This is reported by the Xinhua news agency with reference to an announcement by the aviation authority. These items will also no longer be used at major airports. A year later, the ban will also apply to international flights. Airlines are already starting to introduce reusable tableware and separate waste on board. The new regulation is part of the environmental authorities’ five-year plan. The goal is to dramatically reduce the volume of plastic packaging by 2025. fin

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