China drafts new rules to control rural plastic pollution

FILE PHOTO: A man sits behind a machine producing plastic bottles at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Venus Wu

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will tighten regulations on the use of plastic film by farmers to boost crop yields, which has become a major source of soil contamination throughout northern and western regions, according to a draft policy document published on Friday. The new rules, which have been opened to the public for consultation, will […]

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