Environment Minister Vincent Biruta has said the continued use of some "avoidable plastic products" such as straws and disposable cutlery, remains a threat in the fight against environmental degradation. He said that since the government banned the manufacture, importation, use and sale of polythene bags over a decade ago, "remarkable" environmental benefits had been recorded.
Minister Biruta - Together, We Can Beat Plastic Pollution
New Times, 4 June 2018
Environment Minister Dr Vincent Biruta has called on the general public to join efforts to beat plastic pollution in their communities to protect the environment, which is… Read more »
Rwanda Ponders Ban on Single-Use Plastics
New Times, 30 May 2018
Government is considering revising the current law on plastic products with the goal of banning single-use plastic materials such as straws, disposable cutleries among others,… Read more »
Support Environment Ministry in the War on Plastic Pollution
Rwanda has not banned single-use plastics yet. But there is strong indication that, ten years after the country imposed a largely successful ban on polythene bags, the next course… Read more »
Minister for Environment Vincent Biruta addresses participants during the launch of the National Environment Week, as Minister for Trade and Industry, Vincent Munyeshyaka (centre) and PSF CEO Steven Ruzibiza look on.
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