On June 1, 2008, China banned free plastic bags in grocery stores across the country. The policy has led to at least 67 billion fewer bags in its first five years.
In traveling the world to speak about China’s sustainability landscape, I have yet to encounter a country with a training program for government leaders that rivals China’s.
While the leaders of other countries are still debating whether to act on climate change, China is focused on getting its leaders to deal with retrofits, rejuvenation and adaptation.
About Peggy Liu
Peggy Liu, Chairperson of JUCCCE, is internationally recognized for her expertise on China’s sustainability landscape and for fostering international collaboration with China. JUCCCE is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the greening of China, because a green China is the key to a healthy world. JUCCCE is a leader in creating systemic change in sustainable cities, sustainable consumerism and smart grid, and most noted for its multi-sector convening power. Peggy has a passion for making the world a better place.