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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hong Kong Travel Dictionary: Plastic Bag

Hong Kong Travel Dictionary - facts for friends

Plastic Bag 

Plastic Bag costs 50 cents each in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Government introduced this 'plastic bag levy' (Environmental Levy) to discourage the use of plastic bag. All retailers fall under this scheme and bills their consumers for every single plastic bag. There are certain types of shops that are exempt from the scheme. There are also many product suppliers thought for their end consumer and packaged their products with a plastic bag that is exempt form the scheme. Although, it is only 50 cents, cashiers would usally ask for confirmation before they bill you for a chargeable plastic bag.

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