01 Dec '11, 7am

China moves to ban disposable chopsticks for good

China moves to ban disposable chopsticks for good

Disposable wooden chopsticks will be banned starting Dec 1 in restaurants in Shaanxi province, according to a Circular Economy Promotion Regulation. -- PHOTO: CHINA DAILY XI'AN (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Disposable wooden chopsticks will be banned starting Dec 1 in restaurants in Shaanxi province, according to a Circular Economy Promotion Regulation. The law is the first at the provincial level to promote the development of a circular economy. It is to have an influence on government policies, on the specific duties of State organs, enterprises and institutions, on efforts to conserve natural resources and on what is considered a reasonable rate of consumption for every family and person, according to Mr Zhang Maizeng, vice-chairman of the standing committee of the provincial people's congress. The regulation prohibits the use of disposable wooden chopsticks on the ...

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