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February 10, 2007

Japan tries to cut plastic bag usage

Filed under: Environment — Kaajal @ 5:19 pm

Japan consumes more plastic film per capita than most countries

Japan consumes more plastic film per capita than most countries, according to MSNBC. Wrapping habits in Japan border on the excessive, which may stem from Japan’s traditional attitudes toward gift giving, more geared to presentation more than content. The layering of wrapping also has important social meaning — more wrapping means more politeness and formality.

“We consider wrapping a part of the product,” said Shinji Shimamura, a spokesman for the Japan Franchise Association, which represents over 125 franchise chains in Japan.

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