Ban will rid market of 55bn plastic bags, claims minister

Dawn | Oct 17, 2019 at 7:02 AM
  • Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Wednesday said with the ban on single-use plastic bags would go a long way in making Pakistan greener as it would rid the market of an estimated 55 billion bags each year.
  • The project titled ‘Women Entrepreneurship Development’ launched by Oxfam Pakistan and Hashoo Foundation to address the country’s plastic bag pollution crisis and to explore sustainable solutions to counter its effects by engaging and empowering women entrepreneurs.
  • The event was attended by government officials, academics, entrepreneurs, media, social development experts, civil society and corporate organisations.