Namibia is set to introduce a compulsory levy on non-biodegradable plastic bags. The levy is still being finalised by the country's Ministry of Finance and is expected to be gazzetted in July 2019. According to Ministry of Environment and Tourism spokesperson Romeo Muyunda, the envisaged plastic levy should be viewed as entry point to ban plastics. The funds generated through the plastic bag levy will be directed to Namibia's Environmental Investment Fund. Some shops in Namibia, such as Pick n Pay Namibia, already started charging 50 cents per plastic bag at the beginning of June 2019.