Bring your own bag, Taipei is banning the sale of plastic bags in the below categories:
The newly announced ban on the sale of plastic bags comes in addition to an expanded ban on free plastic bags at 14 types of businesses — government agencies, private schools, department stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience stores, fast food restaurants, pharmacies, medical equipment stores, book and stationery stores, laundries, beverage stores, bakeries and computer, consumer electronics and communications product retailers — that is also set to take effect on Jan. 1.
I’m all for it this. I already don’t ask for a bag when I buy from tea shops and when I buy stuff from the wet market. My stash of plastic bags that will be used as garbage bags can probably last me a solid 2 years or so.