S/Korean Govt. set to ban use of disposable plastic bags from big supermarkets
In a bid to protect its environment and encourage recycling, the South Korean Government has said it will ban the use of disposable plastic bags at major supermarkets across the country.
The revised law will affect about 2,000 supermarkets over 165 square metres in size, all of which used to provide disposable plastic bags for free.
Ahead of the ban on Monday, shoppers in Seoul thought the move was the “right way to go” but an inconvenience that will take time to get used to.
One shopper felt it might be better to find ways to reuse plastic bags, rather than ban them altogether.
More than 60 countries now have bans or taxes on single-use plastics.