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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