Mauritania bans plastic bag use

January 3, 2013   // 0 Comments

Mauritania has banned the use of plastic bags to protect the environment and the lives of animals and fish. More than 70% of cattle and sheep who die in the capital, Nouakchott, are killed by eating plastic bags, environment ministry official Mohamed Yahya told BBC Afrique. Plastic bag manufacturers could be jailed for up to a year. Plastic makes up a quarter of 56,000 tonnes of waste produced an...

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