Tanzania banning plastic bags ‘to protect the environment’
"The manufacturing, importing, buying and uses of plastic bags of 30 and 65 microns-thickness is officially prohibited,"
- Ali Shein, Tanzanian vice-president
Dodoma, Tanzania - Thin plastic bags are to be banned in Tanzania as part of measures to protect the environment.
According to press reports, Tanzanian vice-president Ali Shein said in a speech on Saturday that human activities such as reckless tree felling, the use of plastic bags and uncontrolled cattle grazing were causing extensive environmental degradation.