Togo: Government set to reinforce ban on use of plastic bags in Togo

Lome, Togo (PANA) – Local manufacturers and importers of non-biodegradable plastics in Togo have two months to abide by the government ban on the use of plastic bags, according to a joint communique issued here Thursday by the ministries of Industry and Trade and Environment.

The communique reminded the public that production and commercial use of plastic bags were banned in the country since January 2011, despite the continued use of these products by business people.

As the government seemed determined to enforce the ban, violators risk to pay fines ranging from 5 million to 10 million FCAF or go to jail for terms ranging  from two months to two years, according to the communique.

Environment protection agencies in Togo have decried the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags because the material is a threat to human health and to the environment as well.

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28 august 2014 16:27:23

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