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China Bans Plastic Bags

 - Jan 11, 2008   Updated: Jul 7 2011
References: news.nationalgeographic
"White pollution" is everywhere. White plastic bags blow around our cities and the countryside. China is banning them and encouraging the return not to paper, but to cloth bags. Plastic bags require a lot of petroleum to make, so the ban makes sense on two fronts- saving energy and reducing pollution.

Other places have already implemented similar bans, such as San Francisco. Check out these alternatives to plastic bags:

Implications - The green revolution has been a massively powerful cultural force that has informed various disciplines and industries. Eco-oriented consumers prize efficient design and the reduction of unnecessary waste. Companies should find ways to reduce their waste by creating something of value from it.