he world may be saved after all as Beijing is looking to follow in Shanghai’s footsteps by taking on disposable cutlery.
A draft law proposed by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Management would see fines doled out to all restaurants and food delivery providers who automatically give customers disposable chopsticks, spoons, forks, and the like.
The proposal is open for public feedback for the next month. Once it goes into effect, violators can be fined between 1,000 to 5,000 yuan ($141 to $706) if they do not correct their non eco-friendly ways.
Meanwhile, Beijing also has plans for implementing a citywide trash-sorting policy in which residents and businesses would be responsible for properly dividing up their garbage into four distinct categories or face fines of 200 yuan ($28).