Tanzania has announced a nationwide ban on the use of plastic bags starting from June 1, 2019. The country is following in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya, in an attempt to tackle plastic pollution. The government believes it is a step that has to be taken to create a greener and cleaner future.
Tanzania Bans Plastic Bags to Clean Up Environment
Deutsche Welle, 1 June 2019
Under new measures, anyone using plastic bags in Tanzania can be slapped with a fine, and those caught manufacturing the items can get jail time. Environmentalists are celebrating… Read more »
Country Bans Use of Plastic Bags
Citizen, 1 June 2019
The Plastics Carrier Bags Regulations 2019 that prevent import, export, manufacturing, sale, storage, supply, and use of plastic carrier bags regardless of their thickness takes… Read more »
Kenya and Rwanda are the only East African Community member states that have banned plastic carrier bags, and Nairobi wants Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi to join them. Read more »
The country is looking long and hard at prohibiting the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags for commercial and household packaging as global awareness about the damage ... Read more »
According to a three-judge bench, the government did not violate any rights in imposing the ban and there was no evidence to prove that there was increased cost of packaging or a ... Read more »
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