PLASTIC BAGS BAN – INFORMATION FOR TRAVELERS TO TANZANIA

Tanzania has enforce a total ban on the use of plastic bags by June, 2019, as the government moves to protect the environment from choking mounds of the deadly plastic waste.

Manufacturers of plastic bags are expected to use the two months window to unwind their businesses estimated to run into billions of shillings.

The announcement on the impending ban was made in Parliament by Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa during the winding up of his office’s budget for 2018/19 financial year.

The ban, seen as long coming, will mean no plastic bags will be manufactured or traded in the country from June. Tanzania joins other countries such as Kenya, Rwanda and Zanzibar to enforce a total ban on the use of plastic bags.

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