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Associated Press of Pakistan

Published Date: Aug 19, 2019

Anti-plastic bags drive to go unabated; federal capital test case: Zartaj Gul

Minister of State for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul Monday said the government is determined to continue anti-plastic bags drive unabated as federal capital is a test case and we need to work on behavior change.
Addressing a seminar on ‘Ban on plastic bags’ organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) she said, “This will help us to be climate resilient and we need to use alternative bags made of clothes and other non-plastic material as our ancestors used to do for long.”
The minister said, “We should learn from urban flooding where plastic bags have been the major cause behind choking of drainage.” She questioned that why we were shying away from cleaning ourselves. We had conditionally allowed companies to use plastic bottles and they had been instructed to share their recycling plans with the government, a press release issued said.
 
Source: https://www.app.com.pk/anti-plastic-bags-drive-to-go-unabated-federal-capital-test-case-zartaj-gul/