Use of plastic bags banned in Peshawar

By APP
Published: January 15, 2019
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Mega malls and medical stores directed to dispose of their stock within seven and 15 days respectively. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Mega malls and medical stores directed to dispose of their stock within seven and 15 days respectively. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PESHAWAR: The district administration in Peshawar has banned the sale and use of all kind of plastic shopping bags in the city.

According to an executive order issued from the office of the Deputy Commissioner here Tuesday, Peshawar DC Dr Imran Hamid Sheikh directed all mega malls and medical stores to dispose of their stock of plastic shopping bags within the period of seven and 15 days respectively.

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The mega malls have also been asked to use bio-degradable shopping bags while medical stores were asked to use paper bags.

The ban has been imposed to avoid environmental pollution, choking of drains and to minimise health risks to citizens associated with use of these non-biodegradable polythene bags and plastic products as carriers for food and drinkable substances or for carrying other materials.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jan 15, 2019 - 10:43PM

    As a first step government can distribute cheap or free thick designer cotton bags to make it fashionable .Recommend

  • Hassan Ammar
    Jan 16, 2019 - 10:09AM

    Good decision. I suggest to impose it in Punjab as well. Recommend

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