Plastic bag

By IndepthAfrica
In Canada
Jun 8th, 2012
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When Jenny Hughes heard Toronto’s city council had repealed the 5 cent plastic bag fee, she was furious. “But then I heard they banned the bags. This is amazing,” said Hughes, who runs Me+You, which makes reuseable bags in Vancouver. “People will be forced to make a change,” she said. “We have nasty ...
By benim
In Congo
Jun 2nd, 2011
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Brazzaville – The Republic of Congo has banned the production, import, sale and use of plastic bags in a move to fight environmental pollution in the Central African nation, government spokesperson Bienvenu Okiemy said on Thursday. Okiemy said the government adopted a decree following a cabinet...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 19th, 2011
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The body of a newborn baby was found in a plastic bag at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, police have confirmed. According to reports, a 17-year-old gave birth to the baby Wednesday. No word whether the baby had been murdered or died of natural causes. A case of conceal...
By benim
In East Africa
Jan 6th, 2011
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Kenya on Thursday outlawed the manufacture and import of plastic bags from March for damaging the environment, the environmental agency said. “We are telling Kenyans that we need these changes,” acting NEMA agency chief Ayub Macharia said. The ban is on bags up to 0.06 millimetres (60 mic...
By benim
In Canada
Dec 30th, 2010
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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will move ahead with a plan to eliminate the city’s contentious five-cent plastic bag fee, his office confirmed. The city’s plastic bag bylaw, which went into effect on June 1, 2009, requires retailers to charge a nickel for every single-use plastic retail shopping ...