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China will ban plastic and packaging in civil aviation

Measures are part of a broader national plan

China is aiming decisively at an increasingly "green" air transport. As the media of the Asian nation has learned in the last few hours, Beijing is about to ban the use of disposable plastic bags, plastic plates and straws that are usually used on board national air links. The call should start in 2022, so next year, as underlined by CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China). The same must be said for local airports. In particular, we must refer to the airports that have an annual passenger traffic of at least 2 million people: the hubs in question will no longer be able to supply plastic products in the short term, while in 2023 it will be the turn of international scheduled flights. In short, the program is already well defined and all we need to do is put it into practice. The measures described above are part of a broader program lasting five years: China aims to combat as much as possible the pollution caused by plastic, a topic that has been characterized by greater sensitivity for some time to this part. By 2025, the consumption of these non-degradable products in civil aviation will be drastically reduced from last year's levels. The green transition, as it is easy to guess, will affect all air carriers based in the former celestial empire.

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