KPK Government Imposes ban on polythene bags

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KPK Government Imposes ban on polythene bags
KPK Government Imposes ban on polythene bags

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director-General Dr. Amhad Ali Khan on Saturday said they had imposed a ban on the manufacturing of plastic bags as well as the sale and purchase of polythene bags to protect the environment. “The step is taken to protect humans, wildlife, and aquatic creatures from threats of plastic pollution and ensure restoration of ecosystem,” he remarked.

The EPA official said the agency had also banned biodegradable and non-biodegradable polythene products in the province and started actions against companies manufacturing, selling and purchasing polythene bags.

He said “The Environmental Tribunal has the power to impose a heavy fine from Rs50,000 to Rs5 million, confiscate the entire stock or impose Rs 100,000 fine per day or send the accused behind bars.

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