A court decision makes the production of thin plastics under 60 microns illegal, with manufacturers facing fines, closure of their factories and seizure of their products.
Supreme Court of Malawi Bans Thin Plastic Production
Nyasa Times, 31 July 2019
Environmentalists in the country are celebrating having won the battle of thin plastic production ban following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. Read more »
A decade ago, Rwanda banned almost all commercial uses of plastic bags and packaging - one of the world's first actions to reduce the plastic ... see more »
Thin Plastics Ban Effective July
Malawi News Agency, 20 June 2015
Deputy Director for the Environment ManagementMs.Taonga Mbale speaking during the workshop on the ban of plastic papers - Pic by Stanley Makuti Read more »
Plastic to Replace Fish in Lake Malawi by 2050?
Nyasa Times, 12 April 2019
The continued use and production of thin plastics is said to cause more harm than good that if the country is not careful it will have no fish stocks in Lake Malawi by 2050,… Read more »
A decade ago, Rwanda banned almost all commercial uses of plastic bags and packaging - one of the world's first actions to reduce the plastic pollution that is choking oceans and ... Read more »
Plastic pollution in the oceans has reached a stage where microplastics - pieces smaller than 5mm - now outnumber stars in our galaxy, according to UN secretary general ... Read more »
The breakthrough comes as people across the world question the throwaway consumerist culture that has swamped the world in a toxic tide of plastic that is killing marine life and ... Read more »
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