CONTRIBUTED BY KAHO
I have just written about a recyclable shopping bag I bought yesterday at G-AREA in Plaza Shopping Center as my Wednesday post and today I saw a newspaper article on local newspaper about supermarkets in Okinawa Prefecture charging for plastic bags effective as of the end of May.
The agreement made between the prefectural government and 10 big supermarkets on the island targets 80% reduction of the usage of plastic bags which saves approximately 312 million bags a year. If they can reach the target, it would save 28,500 barrels of 52-gallon oil in each.
I’m all for saving the environment! Little efforts make difference.