Plastic Shopping Bags will be Charged in Japan Starting in July 2020

Poste date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020

 

From July 2020, retailers in Japan will charge fees for plastic bags and it is mandatory. Some retail chains and drug stores started charging fees from April. The law applies to all retail stores including convenience stores like Familymart, Seven-Eleven or Lawson.

Now it's time to carry a shopping bag with you and preserve environment.

These shopping bags are called “Eco-Bag” or “My Bag” in Japan. There are a wide range of eco-bags available at a supermarket, department store or online.

  

 

We PLAZA HOMES provide an Eco-Bag to our clients when they move in.

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