Business Intelligence on Retailing, Franchising, and Consumerism in China


IKEA Begins To Charge For Plastic Bags

IKEA Shanghai has begun to charge a fee for its shopping bags in order to reduce the use of plastic bags so as to protect the environment.

Ikea Shanghai divides its shopping bags into two categories. The bigger ones cost RMB1 and the smaller one RMB0.5. A representative from IKEA says the purpose of charging for the shopping bags is to reduce the use of one-off shopping bags and advocate the ideas of environmental protection.

Until August 20, the first 300 customers who come shopping at IKEA Shanghai after 2pm each day can exchange twenty used one-off shopping bags for a blue shopping bag that can be used repeatedly.





1 Comment on "IKEA Begins To Charge For Plastic Bags"

  1. if plastic bags damage the planet why not prohibit anything that is made of plastic, why only plastic bags, lets be honest.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*




  Other China News

ChinaTechNews.com:


GreenChinaTech:

Chinese Electric Bus Manufacturer Lands USA Deal

American Electric Car Manufacturer To Build In China

U.S. Clean Water Company Makes Chinese Inroads

GE Will Promote Wind Power Through New Chinese Education Center


ChinaSourcingNews.com:

JD To Build Global Logistics Headquarters In Xi'an

Wumart, AGS Sign Agreement For Seafood Direct Procurement

India Gains Second Factory From China's Xiaomi

85% of Indian Staff To Lose Jobs At China's LeEco