Sindh imposes ban on polythene bags

KARACHI: The Sindh government imposed on Saturday a ban on the manufacture, sale and purchase of non-biodegradable polythene bags in the province.

According to the spokesman of the Sindh chief minister, in the next three months, there will be a ban on the use of plastic bags in different districts of the province.

The decision was taken at the provincial cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah.

An official of the environment department had informed the cabinet during the meeting that the manufacture and use of polythene bags was a crime.

On this, the cabinet approved the environment department’s request to impose a province-wide ban on the use of non biodegradable polythene bags.

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