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China has ambitious plans to drastically single-use plastics by 2025. China's National Development and Reform Commission is fast-tracking a number of measures to slash the production and use of plastics over the next five years. It that by the end of 2020, non-biodegradable plastic bags will banned in supermarkets and shopping malls in major cities. The ban will also to food delivery services, which vast amounts of the plastics. Single-use plastic straws and cutlery by food takeaway services will banned nationwide by the end of this year. China will the use of alternative materials such as non-plastic products and biodegradable shopping bags.

Single-use plastics are one of the world's biggest sources of plastic pollution. They have a ubiquitous part of daily life and a part of our throwaway culture. The Chinese authorities a goal of reducing the "intensity of consumption" in order to our reliance on single-use plastics. Previous regulations to plastic use, in 2008, led to an estimated cut in plastic bag production of 67 billion bags. The United Nations said it urgent that all countries policies similar to those China is introducing. It said: "We are already unable to with the amount of plastic waste we , unless we the way we , use and manage plastics."

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