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Tanzania confirms complete ban on all single-use plastic bags

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has declared a total ban on all single-use plastic carrier bags with effect from June 1, this year, a...
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Sister Derby calls on Ghanaians to reject single-use plastic bags

Musician Deborah Vanessa, popularly known as Sister Derby, has called on Ghanaians to reject single use plastic bags as part of her ongoing campaign...
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Botswana commits to finding alternatives for plastic bags

Botswana on Wednesday marked a belated World Environment Day with a commitment to exploring sustainable alternatives for plastic bags in the Southern African country. During...
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Morocco get hold of 420 tons of forbidden plastic bags

Moroccan authorities have seized more than 420 tons of plastic bags since the entry into force of a law banning their use 10 months...
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Burkina Faso National Assembly chairman sees laxity in non-biodegradable plastic bags regulation

"The implementation of that law is not substantial," he lamented, after a member of the government replied to an MP who raised the issue...

California To Vote On $15 Minimum Wage Act

Sponsors of the "Fair Wage Act of 2016" presented sufficient voter signatures to put the measure to a vote, the state's Secretary of State's...
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Mozambique Stiffens on plastic bag regulation

The Ministry of Health says that plastic bags pose a danger for people's health. The bags also block sanitation systems in urban areas, thus...
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Mauritius government bans use of plastic bags

Potato-based bio-plastics will replace plastic bags which will be banned in Mauritius as from Jan. 1, 2016, the country's Environment Minister Raj Dayal said...
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Namibian farmers save crops from birds with plastic bags

In Namibia's northern Omusati Region, farmers are using plastic shopping bags to save crops from birds that have become a threat to farmlands harvest. "Drought...
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Over 2,000 tons of plastic waste collected in Burkina Faso

Over 2,000 tons of plastic waste was collected in 2014 in Burkina Faso after the launch of a national project to recycle plastic waste,...