Government Bans The Use of Polythene Products

By | July 31, 2015

polytheneThe government of Ghana through the Minstry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has banned the use of polythene products which fall below 20 microns.

Making the announcement, Mahama Ayariga said “We have placed a ban on up to 20 microns, nobody can manufacture plastic products below 20 microns. The microns are the test of the thickness of plastics.”

“You see the ones that they put Gari (kulikuli), those products – the plain, transparent ones – you see that they are so light and when the wind blows they float, it’s because they have very low microns and they are so light so managing it is so difficult so we need to increase the micron level.”

This move is to help curb the dangers which come along with the usage of these products and their harmful effect on the eco system.

He stated that the ministry had sought the services of 2,000 enforcement officers to go round the country to make sure this directive was followed.