A new report tells us that the recent ban on plastic bags in China has actually saved a good deal of oil. The China Chain Store and Franchise Association has estimated that the ban has saved over 40 billion plastic bags and this is just in about a year. It can be calculated how much oil the 40 billion plastic bags saves and the experts claims that the ban have saved 1.6 million tonnes of oil.
The ban means that 0.025mm thick (or less) bags are not allowed to used anymore and supermarkets had to stop giving away free plastic bags.
Let us hope that other countries will follow China and start banning plastic bags too so we can save a lot of oil and in turn the environment.
If you have lots of plastic bags laying around you can always recycling them into yarn (plarn) which I wrote about earlier on this blog.