Thursday, November 30, 2006

Hong Kong voluntary pact showing success

Supermarkets dole out fewer plastic bags

November 29, 2006, Hong Kong

Supermarkets have handed out 80 million fewer plastic bags since the launch of the voluntary pact on plastic-bag reduction, Secretary for the Environment, Transport & Works Dr Sarah Liao says. The three major supermarket chains have achieved 24-29% cuts, far above their 15% target...

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