Quetta enforces ban on plastic bags

Authorities seal 12 warehouses in different parts of the city as part of the crackdown

Mohammad Zafar May 03, 2019
Representational image. PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA: The ban on the sale and purchase of plastic bags is being enforced in the provincial capital of Balochistan from Thursday.

Quetta Metropolitan Corporation (QMC) Administrator Farooq Langove said authorities have sealed 12 warehouses in different parts of the city as part of the crackdown. “The manufacturers and sellers of polythene bags were given two months to wrap up the businesses. That deadline has now expired,” Langove said while addressing the media.

The QMC administrator told reporters that biodegradable shopping bags are being introduced in the city and a private manufacturing plant to produce them has become operational.

Langove warned against the use of any shopping bags which were not biodegradable. “Action will be taken against those found using plastic shopping bags.” He advised traders to only use biodegradable shopping bags as they were environmentally friendly.

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