Sindh Government banned the Use of Plastic Bags last month!
People of Sindh, beware as a complete ban on Plastic Bags will be in effect from 1st October, as per Provincial Government’s directives.
A notification issued last month by the Environment Climate Change & Coastal Development Department said that there will be a blanket ban on manufacturing, sale, and usage of non-degradable plastic bags in the province.
According to the notification,
“The government is invoking Sindh Prohibition of non-degradable plastic products (Manufacturing, Sale & Usage Rule 2014) … is pleased to impose a complete ban on manufacturing of non-degradable plastic bags of all sizes with immediate effect from first October 2019.”
The notification also states that companies manufacturing Oxo-biodegradable bags will be allowed to produce plastic bags of limited sizes.
Previously, the provincial government had announced a ban on plastic bags early in August. It had given a two-month notice to shift to biodegradable bags.
Adviser to Chief Minister of Sindh Senator Murtaza Wahab had shared the news on Twitter.
Sindh Govt has started an awareness campaign against the use of Plastic Bags for being disastrous to environment. CM Sindh requests citizens to support the campaign & help Sindh Govt save the environment. It has been decided that plastic bags wont be allowed from 1st October pic.twitter.com/3RvFFA4t8o
— SenatorMurtaza Wahab (@murtazawahab1) August 8, 2019
“Sindh Govt has started an awareness campaign against the use of Plastic Bags for being disastrous to the environment. CM Sindh requests citizens to support the campaign & help Sindh Govt save the environment. It has been decided that plastic bags won’t be allowed from 1st October”
The government had also launched an awareness campaign in which people were informed about the harmful effects of using polythene bags. Since Karachi is a coastal city, the damage done by Plastic bags to marine life is huge.