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Plastic bags banned in Namibia National Park

Namibia bans plastic bags in national parks

Windhoek. The country of Namibia has banned the use of plastic bags in game parks and national parks with immediate effect. This was announced by Environment Minister Pohamba Shifeta during a speech at the Daan Viljoen Nature Reserve. With this decision, Namibia wants to counter the increasing Plastic waste in the environment counteract.

During his speech, Pohamba Shifeta appealed to all visitors to the national parks not to bring plastic bags into protected areas. Anyone violating the ban would face a fine of 500 Namibia dollars or imprisonment for about 6 months, the Namibian environment minister said. An exception to the ban applies to those who take a plastic bag into the park for later disposal of waste, he said.

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I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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