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Eritrea

  Eritrea

  • In 2005, the Eritrean government banned plastic bags outright.

Ethiopia

 Ethiopia

  • In 2008, the Ethiopian government passed a new law (Proclamation 513) that bans the manufacture and import of plastic bags less than 0.33mm in thickness.  [updated 12-01-09]

Ghana

  Ghana

  • Ghana has proposed a thickness rule on plastic bags. The outcome of this proposal is not known at this time.

• In July 2004 the Ghanaian government created a Recycling Taskforce to hire waste collectors to collect and deliver plastic bags to warehouses for recycling. The plastic producers are required to help fund the project. One quote regarding plastic bags in Ghana: "Plastic waste has had a terrible impact on tourism, particularly on the beaches east of Accra, where rain water carries the waste," Ghana's Tourism Minister Jake Obetsebi Lamptey told the IRIN News Service. "And the visible mountains of refuse in Accra give foreign tourists the impression that Ghana is a filthy country."  [added 12-01-09]

Kenya

  Kenya

  • In January 2008, the country of Kenya applied a thickness rule to plastic bags.

Lesotho

  Lesotho

  • Lesotho has proposed a thickness rule on plastic bags. The outcome of this proposal is not known at this time.

Rwanda

  Rwanda

  • In 2005 the Rwandan government banned plastic bags outright.

Somaliland

  Somaliland

  • Somaliland, an autonomous region of Somalia has banned plastic bags completely as of March 2005.

SouthAfrica

  South Africa

  • In 2003, the country of South Africa applied a thickness rule to plastic bags.

Tanzania

  Tanzania

  • In 2006, Tanzania banned plastic bags.

Zanzibar

  Zanzibar

  Zanzibar, a city within Tanzania, banned plastic bags in 2006.

Uganda

  Uganda

  • In June 2007, Uganda imposed a thickness rule on plastic bags.








Information about retail bag regulation activities is changing constantly.  We welcome your input.  If you have additional sources, or updates to current information on this website, please email
Johanna.Poston@dep.state.fl.us.

Last updated: September 09, 2013

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