580 black plastic bags packages that violate biodegradable plastic shopping bags regulation seized

Jordan

Published: 2019-12-11 16:27

Last Updated: 2019-12-12 10:23


580 black plastic bags packages that violate biodegradable plastic shopping bags regulation seized
580 black plastic bags packages that violate biodegradable plastic shopping bags regulation seized

The Ministry of Environment cadres seized on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 580 packages of black shopping bags that violate the provisions of biodegradable plastic shopping bags regulation No. 45 of 2017.

Around 847 kg of black plastic were also seized during an inspection campaign carried out by the Ministry in cooperation and coordination with the concerned authorities on factories and shops that produce, trade and import plastic shopping bags in various governorates.

The inspection campaigns are based on official directives to enforce the biodegradable plastic shopping bags regulation No. 45 of 2017 in order to protect the environment from pollution.

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