“The implementation of that law is not substantial,” he lamented, after a member of the government replied to an MP who raised the issue of non-biodegradable plastic bags in the country and the regulation adopted to that effect.

“We have the impression that on that matter there is laxity,” Diallo said, pointing out that penalties alone cannot enforce the law as enterprises over the country still continue to import plastic bags.

The National Assembly chairman said this during a session broadcast live by the national television, in commenting the application of the regulation.

The law was adopted in 2014 in respect of non-biodegradable plastic bags production, importation, commercialization and distribution in Burkina Faso. It granted six months period to companies to market their stocks. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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