As you may have heard Japan will start charging for plastic bags from July of 2020. had the wonderful idea of ​​offering alternatives to the use of plastic bags in Japan.

Here at TourinJapan, we think it is a very good initiative to have implemented this measure. Nevertheless, the work to be done remains enormous in view of the significant consumption of plastic in Japan.

The facts: (source:

  • Japan is SECOND in the world (after the USA) in terms of plastic packaging waste per capita.
  • The average person in Japan uses up to 450 plastic bags per year.
  • 740 PET bottles are bought nationwide every second.

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This is why it is important to continue to highlight all the national and local initiatives in Japan which encourage a limitation in the use of plastic.