South Africa’s plan to phase out harmful plastic shopping bags : recycling

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Environment minister Barbara Creecy has gazetted draft amendments to the National Environmental Management Act in a move to phase out certain types of plastic bags.

The directive, which was published on 7 August, states that plastic carrier bags and plastic flat bags must be made from a minimum of 50% ‘post-consumer recyclate’ from 01 January 2023 and must, from 1 January 2027, be made from 100% post-consumer recyclate.

According to the 2018/19 tax statistics published by SARS at the end of the year, revenue brought in by the sale of plastic bags via the plastic bags levy increased by R59 million to R300 million for the year.

the link: https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/423938/south-africas-plan-to-phase-out-harmful-plastic-shopping-bags/

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