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$2,000 dollar fine for using plastic bags?

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$2,000 dollar fine for using plastic bags?

Extract from a newsletter from:

ZANZIBAR BANS PLASTIC BAGS TOP Zanzibar has banned the import and production of plastic bags to protect its environment and tourism industry. Anyone producing, importing, using or selling plastic bags could face a fine of up to $2,000 and a possible jail sentence of up to a year. The ban applies only to thin, transparent polyvinylchloride bags and was necessary as they clogged sewers and produced poisonous fumes when burned.

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Wow, that is a very interesting newsletter--good info.

It was interesting to see that article you quoted. I was on the island of Zanzibar for the last week of Feb 07 and into the second week of Mar '07 and I didn't hear a thing about it then. All the local stores were still giving out their goods in the plastic bags then. I would be interesting to find out where this piece of information originated from.



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