13 August 2019

Namibia introduces a mandatory environmental levy on plastic bags!

Namibia introduces a mandatory N$0,50 environmental levy on plastic bags. According to the Government Gazette 6967 (02 August 2019), plastic materials like sacks and bags (including cones), carrier bags, flat bags (excluding immediate packings, zip-lock bags and household bags including refuse bags and refuse bin liners) will carry the new environmental levy fee. The funds generated through the plastic bag levy will be directed to Namibia's Environmental Investment Fund. The country plans to ban plastic bags completely by 2022.

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