The Sindh government has issued a notification banning single-used plastic bags, announced the Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Senator Murtaza Wahab Monday.
In a notification, dated September 27, the government of the province invoked the Sindh Prohibition of Non-degradable Plastic Products and the Sindh Environment Protection Act 2014. The provincial government “is pleased to impose complete ban on the manufacturing, sales, purchase and use of non-degradable plastic bags of all sizes,” read the notification tweeted by the Senator.
Notification banning manufacture, sale and use of non biodegradable plastic/shopping bags in the province has been issued by Sindh Govt.
The 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.