This is Al-Jazeera’s take on the new nationwide ban on plastic bags that begins June 1 this year. Apparently, Australia now also follows China’s lead to ban plastic bags. Time to take your own bags when you go grocery shopping guys! Remember, you’re helping China to save 37 million barrels of oil each year.
CCTV: Supermarkets make plans to take the place of plastic bags [Video]
Shanghai Daily: Days are numbered for free shopping bags