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Monze Council welcomes ban on plastic bags

Rural News Monze Council welcomes ban on plastic bags

A HEAP of uncollected garbage behind a shopping mall in Choma
A HEAP of uncollected garbage behind a shopping mall in Choma

Monze Town Council has embarked on a sensitization program aimed at encouraging the community to use environmental friendly and renewable carrier bags.

Council Chairperson Bisha Munsaka officially launched the sensitization program at Hamusonde market were he told marketeers that Government had banned the use of plastic bags as they were not only unfriendly to the environment but that they gobbled a lot of funds during the rainy season when they block drainages in the town.

Munsaka explained that the council’s move to comply with new SI will save a lot of revenue and reinforce the Keep Zambia Clean and Green Campaign as plastics were a major source of litter in the town.

Meanwhile Munsaka thanked the World Vision Zambia for helping with the sensitization program by providing recycled and renewable carrier bags for marketeers.

And Monze Town Council has welcomed SI 65 of 2018 that bans the use of plastic carrier bags and other related materials below 30 microns in thickness.

Council Secretary Benson Bweenji explained that the council was spending a lot of resources to clear blocked drainages hence the SI would help reduce the cost of service delivery as regards keeping the town clean.

Issued by
Kanchele Kanchele

Public Relations Officer
Monze Town Council.


  1. As much as I commend this govt for banning plastics…..I highly doubt we have the capacity to process this renewable plastics a govt should be in the forefront investing in this, each of these small councils should have processing factories.

  2. I doubt if the plastics bags have been banned, all I see is that the process has only changed from having the plastic bags for free to buying them, maybe the shops selling plastic bags to people have misunderstood the ban or the local authorities are not doing their job, I am yet to get clear clarification.

    • Comment: Tanzania has done it .No more plasts in Tanzania and alternative biodegradable bags have been brought

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