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Tunisia bans plastic bag manufacturing

September 6, 2022

The Tunisian Ministry of the Environment announced in recent days the cessation of the production of certain types of plastic bags 'banned on the national market' as of 1 September.

As reported by the local press, the decision was taken at the end of a working session held at the department’s headquarters and dedicated to the modalities for the application of government decree No. 2020-32 of 16 January 2020, which establishes the types of plastic bags whose production, import, distribution and possession on the national market is banned.

Prohibited production, import, distribution and possession

The country joins a short list of countries that have banned the use and/or production of plastic bags, including Italy, the UK and Germany. In the Arab world, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Mauritania have already started the anti-plastic bag revolution.

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