Fans soon will have to pay for their shopping bags at a major Disney theme park resort.
The Tokyo Disney Resort, home to Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, announced today that it will start charging ¥20 (about 19 cents US) per bag, starting October 1.
"Oriental Land Co., Ltd. and its group subsidiaries are committed to reducing plastic waste based on the environmental policy of the Oriental Land group companies," the resort's owner said in its press release. "Company efforts will continue to be made to sustain the environment for future generations and offer happiness for our guests."
Wrapping gifts is a big deal in Japan, where presenting an unwrapped gift to someone long has been considered impolite. But respect for the environment is important, too, so that's prompted the change.
Tokyo Disney has been selling reusable bags at the resort, so frequent visitors can continue to have their purchases wrapped in a Tokyo Disney bag without additional charges.Tweet
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