From 1 January 2019 in South Korea will officially begin to operate a law to ban plastic bags in retail outlets.
Innovation will spread to 11 thousand supermarkets and 2 thousand outlets.
Instead of traditional packages to buyers will be issued in paper or cloth bags.
Plastic packaging can be used for meat and fish, it will remain in laundries and dry cleaners.
Violation of the ban will be punished by a fine of 3 million won ($2.6 million). Previously, the country had a ban on free plastic bags.
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