Court upholds ban on thin plastics

The High Court in Blantyre has ruled that the government should proceed with the ban on the use, sale, production, exportation and importation of plastic bags.

Government’s ban on plastic bags of less than 60 microns came into effect on June 30, 2015.

However, in 2016, manufacturers under the Plastic Manufacturers Association of Malawi (PMAM) obtained a court order at the High Court stopping the enforcement of the ban.

Environmentalists promote the use thick plastics which are environmental friendly as they can be re-used.

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