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Monday, 24 June 2019

Smart policy: Plastic bags could disappear under bill being written by House Industry Committee

SMART POLICY- The House Industry Committee has finished drafting a bill that would regulate the use of plastic bags, AMAY reported. Egypt produces around 1.2 mn tons of plastic waste each year, committee chairman Mohamed Amer said. The Red Sea governorate said in April it would impose a ban on single-use plastics effective this month. The moves come as countries around the world move against single-use plastics: Canada, for example, plans to ban them by 2021, amid a growing global backlash against the product.

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