Oxo-biodegradable bags stamped as degradable not permissible


Staff Reporter

The Federal capital after the ban imposed on plastic bags has embraced Oxo-biodegradable and polythene bags being stamped as degradable bag.
An official of Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) categorically denied those bags’ use as permissible. He said under the revised Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) plastic commonly known as polythene bags, Oxo-biodegradable single time use bags have been banned.
The ministry was cognizant of the situation and had started working out a plan to block the supply of these bags to the markets in the federal capital, he added.
MoCC would also start strict action against plastic bags ban violators in the federal capital. He said at present there was 95 percent compliance of the ban in the federal capital.

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