TOKYO: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea will charge from Oct. 1 a fee for plastic shopping bags that are currently provided free of charge at stores in the theme parks.
Oriental Land Co., the operator of the Disney theme parks in the city of Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, announced the plan on Monday.
From the start of next month, the shopping bags, available in two sizes, will sell for 20 yen each, the company said, seeking understanding and cooperation from customers for the measure, which is part of its efforts to reduce plastic waste.
Oriental land will also ask visitors to bring their own bags.
Among other theme parks in Japan, Universal Studios Japan, in the western city of Osaka, in July ended free distribution of plastic shopping bags and began to collect 20 yen for each.