Botswana's Plastic Bag Ban Put on Hold
30 October 2018
The government of Botswana have postponed the plastic bag ban until further notice, while consultations on the implementation of the ban take place.
The ban will not go into effect on 1 November as previously published. However, citizens and visitors are encouraged to practice restraint on the use of plastic bags, and to use try and use alternatives that aren't as harmful to the environment and to wildlife.
The permanent secretary in the tourism ministry in Botswana, Thato Raphaka, also said, "The public, business sector and stakeholders are encouraged to continue with the good work that they had started to reduce the negative impact of plastic bags on the environment, waterways and on livestock in Botswana."
Read the original story about the ban of plastic bags here
Click here to post comments
Click here to return to Botswana News.
[Top of Page]
| The Vic Falls Bush Telegraph |
our Free Quarterly E-Newsletter
Each quarter there's loads of information about conservation and wildlife, a destination update, specials offers and discount packages, traveller tips and stories, book reviews, African folktales, environmental reports, bush recipes, best photo competitions and tons more.... "Your newsletter keeps me informed about new and old and is the best I've seen in a long while - informative, not commercial, just plain perfect!" I.Skliros
This Quarter we are also giving away a Free Screensaver to Every New Subscriber.
Return to our home page