Single-Use Plastic in Japan: Mottainai!
Those who have been to supermarkets in Japan would know how protective supermarkets are towards vegetables and fruits. Extremely neatly displayed, veggies and fruits are mostly wrapped individually by plastic. Well, in the recent COVID-19 pandemic, you might find it hygienic, but I couldn’t stop thinking how much plastic people would waste after shopping. Isn’t it “Mottainai“?
Facts around Plastic in Japan
The infographic above summarizes the article by Robin Lewis on medium, “7 Surprising Facts about Plastic in Japan.” It discloses the surprising facts around plastic in Japan, such as “mysterious” recycling rate and national targets. Thank you Lewis, for your great work and for letting us use your article.
According to some source, Japan might ban free plastic cutlery from 2022. Let’s see how Japan solves this plastic issue, as a country of the second largest plastic consumption. But don’t forget: the plastic issue is not only about Japan, rather, it is a global issue which we all have to make collective efforts to solve.
Please check out the original article of this infographic here.
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