Disposable cups and plastic bags are prohibited in South Korea
South Korea’s environment Ministry has announced that disposable coffee cups are now banned, media reports. Also, since August, in supermarkets and bakeries of the country plastic bags are prohibited.
As part of an environmental campaign, the Ministry began sending a Commission check to local cafes to check the use of disposable cups and encourage owners and customers to use reusable cups. Shop and café owners using disposable cups will be fined 2 million won ($1,780). USA.)
The study of the Ministry also showed that more than 230 million plastic bags are used annually at large bakeries.
The ban on plastic bags and disposable cups was introduced in the country after large waste processing agents refused to process plastics, citing the high cost of their processing. This caused confusion about the recycling scheme in the plastics country. The government also announced that it will attract financial support for companies engaged in processing, 1.7 billion won ($1.5 million). USA.)