Zimbabwe To Phase Out Plastic Bags By December 2022

THE Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has written to retailers and their affiliate organizations to start considering alternative carrier bags instead of plastic as they were now working on completely phasing out the use of plastic bags.

Staff Reporter

In a communique addressed to the Retailers Association of Zimbabwe, EMA Environmental Education and Publicity Manager, Steady Kangata said plastic has become a menace, hence the need to reduce the use of plastic.

“The Environmental Management Agency is therefore taking steps towards the phase-out of plastic carrier bags. We are encouraging your affiliate members to consider alternative non plastic carrier bags which are environmental friendly. Plastic carriers bags are set to be phased out by the end of December 2022,” said Kangata.

He however applauded some of the members from the retail and packaging sector whom he says have already commenced work around embracing alternative bio-degradable bags.

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