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Japan’s plastic problem: Tokyo spearheads push at G20 to tackle waste

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World’s second biggest producer of plastic waste per capita vows to put its plastic mountain on map at summitOne of the joys of traveling on Japan’s bullet trains is tucking into an ekiben “station bento”. But it is also a reminder of the country’s addiction to plastic.The Guardian’s ekiben, eaten en route to this week’s G20 summit in Osaka, contained no fewer than nine individual pieces of plastic, from functional sachets for sauce and mustard to purely decorative slivers of fake grass. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/27/japans-plastic-problem-tokyo-spearheads-push-at-g20-to-tackle-waste

Author : Justin McCurry

Publish date : 2019-06-27 06:02:52

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