No more plastic bags allowed in Islamabad…
A worldwide movement, Phase-out of lightweight plastic bags, has finally made its way to Pakistan as the State Minister for Climate Change, Zartaj Gul has announced that the use of plastic bags will be banned in the federal capital, Islamabad from 14th August 2019. It is the high time for the Pakistani government, as well as the general public to understand the severity of the issue and ban the use all over the country.
Climate change is showing its drastic effects for the past few years and there is no doubt in the fact that plastic bags contributed a lot to the issue. The lightweight polyethylene bags are not easily recyclable or disposable due to the use of non-renewable energy sources. Due to being lightweight, plastic bags can easily fly to places and end up in sewerage pipes, canals, rivers, and seas, adding pollution to the atmosphere. The government has taken a good initiative, but it is also the responsibility of the general public to play their part in saving the atmosphere.
Written by Qursam Farooq