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Plastic-Bag Ban Stalls in Malawi

Plastic bags continue to change hands in Malawi, two months after the government outlawed their use to protect the environment. The Malawi government announced the ban in early August on the manufacture, import and use of plastic bags with a thickness of less than 60 microns. The announcement of the ban followed the end of a year-long grace period the government gave manufacturers to exhaust their stock. The government said penalties for non-compliance with the ban range from fines to...

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