Yokomura, Tomomi
November 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;11/5/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 17, p11
Trade Publication
The article presents the author's views on the environmental protection strategies adopted in Japan. As per the author, Japan is trying to cut back on the use of plastics used in packaging and the government revised the law to require some retailers to reduce the use of materials, including polyethylene shopping bags. He mentions that for hundreds of years, people used silk cloths called furoshiki to wrap things up and carried them around like a bag, which was a more ecological friendly approach.


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