Sindh bans plastic bags from October 1

12:00 PM | 1 Oct, 2019
Sindh bans plastic bags from October 1
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KARACHI – The Sindh government has banned single-use plastic bags from October 1, 2019.

In a tweet, Sindh Chief Minister's Adviser on Information Senator Murtaza Wahab announced a notification stating that the provincial government invoked the Sindh Prohibition of Non-degradable Plastic Products and the Sindh Environment Protection Act 2014.

The notification read further that “the provincial government “is pleased to impose complete ban on the manufacturing, sales, purchase and use of non-degradable plastic bags of all sizes.”.

The provincial 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.