Govt to ban plastic bags in Sindh from October

Govt to ban plastic bags in Sindh from October
KARACHI: The Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Senator Murtaza Wahab on Monday announced the ban on single-use plastic bags which would go into effect from 1st October.
According to a notification, the provincial government invoked the Sindh Prohibition of Non-degradable Plastic Products and the Sindh Environment Protection Act 2014.
A notification tweeted by the Senator stated,“ The provincial government is pleased to impose a complete ban on the manufacturing, sales, purchase, and use of non-degradable plastic bags of all size.”

The government further directed the use instead of oxo-biodegradable plastic, which is known to degrade in the open environment and is seen as an environment-friendly replacement of single-use plastic packaging.
Also read: Sindh to become plastic free by October
Earlier in August, the Sindh government announced plans to place a complete ban on plastic bags throughout the province from October.
An ordinary plastic bag takes 400 to 1,000 years to degenerate and almost every piece of plastic ever produced still exists in some form in our environment.
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