7-Eleven in Taiwan has taken steps in the right direction and vowed to implement a single-use plastic ban by 2050.
7-Eleven prides itself on being an outstanding, forward-thinking retailer. This single-use plastic ban comes from their new 'unified supermarket' environmental policies. This means that the single-use plastic ban would not only affect products found in stores, but all throughout the supply chain.
7-Eleven is a major retailer that generates thousands of tons of plastic waste annually, so a single-use plastic ban would be immensely beneficial for the environment of Taiwan. This single-use plastic ban targets the entire supply chain as well in an attempt to foster a more sustainable market culture in Taiwan.
The single-use plastic ban is the product of innovative R&D on design, manufacturing, packaging, and distribution by 7-Eleven. While this single-use plastic ban is currently only in 7-Eleven's Taiwan branch, this initiative sets an example for large supermarkets around the world to follow suit.
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