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Ministry launches campaign to ‘get rid of’ plastic bags

By Petra - Jun 08,2015 - Last updated at Jun 08,2015

AMMAN — Preserving the environment is a joint social responsibility, where individuals and institutions have to cooperate to achieve this goal, Environment Minister Taher Shakhshir said Monday.

Attending the launch of the ministry’s national campaign to “get rid of” plastic bags, Shakhshir said the event is in accordance with the ministry’s regulations related to importing and circulating plastic bags, which will be applied as of July 1.

He also noted that 400 local factories produce plastic bags. The campaign aims at raising public awareness of the dangers of plastic bags, since annually Jordanians use 3 billion bags.

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