KATHMANDU, August 17: The government has completely banned plastic bags below 40 microns effective from August 17.

Weak enforcement of thin plastic ban

August 2, 2022 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, August 2: Although the government has banned the use of thin plastic bags, its implementation is weak. Since plastic has a very negative impact on the environment and public health, efforts have been made at various stages to control it, but they have not been successful.

KATHMANDU, July 26: From August 17, the government is going to tighten the   production, import, sale, distribution and use of plastic bags thinner than 40 microns.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The government is imposing a ban on the use of plastic bags in shopping malls, department stores and other business establishments starting this new fiscal year.

Enforce the plastic ban

August 21, 2019 02:05 am

The most easily available objects in the town may be plastic bags. You enter home with vegetables wrapped in these bags. You see them littering literally every inch of Kathmandu’s space. They are there in the piles of garbage and if you have looked into Kathmandu’s rivers after the heavy rains, you must have seen a sea of plastics floating. So is the case with other major towns and emerging marketplaces across the country.

TOKYO, July 10:  Nine deer at a famed park in western Japan have died recently after swallowing plastic bags.

JUMLA, May 7: With the aim of reducing environmental and health hazards, Chandannath Municipality in Jumla district has banned the use of non-reusable plastic bags.