The ban will roll out in several phases. By the end of 2020, the country will phase out production of foam takeout boxes, plastic swabs, and products with plastic microbeads. Caterers will have to stop using plastic straws. In key cities, plastic bags and tableware will also be banned by the end of the year, and the ban will expand to more areas by 2022. By that year, delivery services in some cities will have to stop using plastic packaging, and the ban will then extend to other areas by 2025. … [Read more...] about The problem with China’s single-use plastic ban: What will replace the plastic?