Government urges Malawians to deal with thin plastics

Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining has urged the general public to stop importing, manufacturing, trading and use of thin plastics and opt for alternatives and reusable thick plastics.

The Ministry has made the call as Malawi has joined the rest of the world in commemorating 2018 world environmental day.

In an interview with radio Islam spokesperson of the Ministry Sangwani Phiri said encouraged Malawians to engage in activities that promote sustainable environmental management particularly minimizing plastic pollution.

Phiri said this year the day will be internationally commemorated under the theme “Beat plastic pollution.

“The theme seeks to engage governments, the general public, civil society and the private sector in the fight against plastic litter. From this year year and for the next five years the campaign will address the root cause of plastic litter by targeting the production and consumption of non-recoverable and single use plastic,” explained Phiri.

He said in Malawi plastic pollution is causing numerous health problems and serious economic losses.

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