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Azerbaijan is developing measures to reduce the use of polymer packaging

Azerbaijan polymer plastic packaging

MOSCOW- Azerbaijan is developing measures to reduce the use of polymer packaging, reports Sputnik Azerbaijan .

“The plan of measures to reduce the harmful effects of plastic packaging on the environment for 2019-2020” was approved by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. The main responsibilities in the process of refusing plastic bottles and plastic bags are assigned to the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of AR (MENR).

The Ministry of Environment began to actively promote the harm of plastic and the policy of separate collection of garbage back in mid-2018. 135 special containers for collecting plastic containers appeared in the parks of Baku and district centers. And representatives of the environmental protection agency themselves began distributing cloth shopping bags in stores, advising them to abandon plastic bags.

Earlier it was reported that now 45% of all plastic produced in the world goes to packaging materials, while electronics only 7%. Reducing the use of plastic bags and a number of other types of plastic can slow down the growth of its total consumption by half in the next two decades, thereby weakening the prospects for demand for oil.

Earlier it was reported that the European Parliament Committee on the Environment voted to ban in the European Union from 2021 the use of disposable plastic products, which account for more than 70% of marine garbage.

Earlier it was reported that Moldova, starting in 2019, will begin to abandon plastic bags. Failure will take place in several stages. In Georgia, in order to reduce environmental pollution, since October 1, 2018, the production, import and sale of oxo-degradable plastic bags with a thickness of less than 15 microns is prohibited .

In New Zealand, disposable plastic bags will also be banned from July 2019.

In early August, banned the use of disposable plastic bags banned in Chile. Other countries that have banned the use of plastic bags are Zimbabwe, Australia, the United Kingdom and Kenya.

Author:                Anna Larionova

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