Regarding replacing plastic bags with biodegradable bags

Resolution #
253
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Type
Provincial
Status
Passed Unanimously
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The Khyber pakhtunkhwa Assembly, through this resolution acknowledges that plastic bags are detrimental to the environment as they do not fully degrade in our land and water bodies therefore, introduce unsafe chemicals in to the environment. The plastic bags are used expansively, and the method of its disposal creates litter and an impediment to environmental waste reduction.

The alternative to plastic bags is seed infused paper or cloth and jute bags the use of seed infused paper bags are biodegradable and cause no pollution .

The House resolves to take required measures to replace plastic bags with bags made of environmental –friendly biodegradable material. This House accents and encourages the relevant stakeholder i.e. provincial Government, civil society, electronic and print media to work together to spread awareness for eradicating plastic bags in order to promote clean and healthier environment.