PHOTOS: Tokyo Disney Resort Introducing New Shopping Bags, Will Charge Starting October 1st
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Last year, Japan passed a law stating that retailers must charge for plastic bags unless they were made of a certain amount of biodegradable material starting July 1, 2020. Initially, Tokyo Disney Resort qualified for this exemption, but also started selling reusable eco-bags when the parks reopened. Now, the resort will be introducing a charge of ¥20 ($0.19) per bag starting October 1st, along with a new bag design!
The new design features Mickey Mouse with the Tokyo Disneyland entrance and a Disney Resort Line monorail, Big Thunder Mountain and the Mark Twain Riverboat, and Tinker Bell with fireworks over Cinderella Castle along with “Tokyo Disney Resort” down the side. If the current bags are anything like the current bags, there will also likely be a flip side with Minnie Mouse and art for Tokyo DisneySea as well.
There are two sizes: 29cm x 46cm, and 53cm x 57cm. Both bags are 9cm thick when fully open. These new bags are made of 40% biomass materials, same as the current bag, in order to reduce plastic waste.
The current bags features Cinderella Castle, a rainbow, and the Disney Resort Line. Until mid-2019, the bags also featured the former StarJets attraction which closed in 2017.
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The reverse features Minnie Mouse alongside the S.S. Columbia, Mermaid Lagoon, and Mount Prometheus with a Disney Resort Liner bus. Until last year, StormRider also graced these bags, which closed in 2016.
These new bag designs will be available at both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea as well as Bon Voyage and other shops around the resort starting October 1st! Reusable bags for seasonal events as well as generic Tokyo Disney Resort designs are also available throughout the resort.
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