Tanzanian bans plastic bag usage

Tanzania made an agreement with Rwanda for next ten years.


Tanzanian government publicly had forbidden the usage of plastic bags from June 1st, the following year, underlying the country’s plan to protect the environment affecting people’s health. The state government dispensed a notice to all malleable bag companies to stop the manufacturing of plastic bags.

Plastic bags became the main cause of pollution, global warming, and contribution to flooding and prevent crops from growing because rain cannot penetrate in it.

Reports submitted by environmental sciences stated that the plastic bags were badly disturbing human health and animals. The distinct organic used in plastic bags provokes to havoc diseases like cancer.

The project was signed between Tanzania and Rwanda, so they have been leading the way in enforcing a ban of plastic bags in a region.

“All plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania,” the Office of Vice President of Tanzania said in his interview to Zee News, India.

The statement also said that plastic bags or plastic packages for medical services, industrial products, construction industry, agricultural sector, foodstuff, sanitary and waste management are not prohibited.

Invitees to West African countries were counseled to evade carrying plastic carrier bags or packaging carrier bags or items in plastic carrier bags in suitcase or hand luggage before boarding on the visit to Tanzania. Special desks would be design at all entry points where such banned plastic material would be surrendered, the statement added.

“The government does not intend for visitors to Tanzania to find their stay unpleasant as we enforce the ban. However, the government expects that, in appreciation of the imperative to protect the environment and keep our country clean and beautiful, our visitors will accept minor inconveniences resulting from this plastic bags ban,” the statement reads in part.
The Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said in his speech during a budget session in the National Parliament said, “Polythene bags will no longer be used for commercial purposes or household packaging, I am warning  producers and suppliers to dispose the stock.”

  1. Tanzanian government publicly had forbidden the usage of plastic bags from June 1st, this year, underlying the country’s plan to protect the environment affecting people’s health. The state government dispensed a notice to all malleable bag companies to stop the manufacturing of plastic bags.

    Plastic bags became the main cause of pollution, global warming, and contribution to flooding and prevent crops from growing because rain cannot penetrate in it.

    Reports submitted by environmental sciences stated that the plastic bags were badly disturbing human health and animals. The distinct organic used in plastic bags provokes to havoc diseases like cancer.

    The project was signed between Tanzania and Rwanda, so they have been leading the way in enforcing a ban of plastic bags in a region.

    “All plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied and used in mainland Tanzania,” the Office of Vice President of Tanzania said in his interview to Zee News, India.

    The statement also said that plastic bags or plastic packages for medical services, industrial products, construction industry, agricultural sector, foodstuff, sanitary and waste management are not prohibited.

    Invitees to West African countries were counseled to evade carrying plastic carrier bags or packaging carrier bags or items in plastic carrier bags in suitcase or hand luggage before boarding on the visit to Tanzania. Special desks would be design at all entry points where such banned plastic material would be surrendered, the statement added.

    “The government does not intend for visitors to Tanzania to find their stay unpleasant as we enforce the ban. However, the government expects that, in appreciation of the imperative to protect the environment and keep our country clean and beautiful, our visitors will accept minor inconveniences resulting from this plastic bags ban,” the statement reads in part.
    The Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said in his speech during a budget session in the National Parliament said, “Polythene bags will no longer be used for commercial purposes or household packaging, I am warning  producers and suppliers to dispose the stock.”


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