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The Members house of representatives in Abuja on tuesday called for a report on a bill to stop the usage of plastic bags for commercial or and other purposes.
According to the Punch reports, The bill has already been passed by the Senate,and was presented to the house by Rep. Mohammed Monguno,
Deputy Speaker, Rep. Yusuf Lasun presided over the matter at the Commitee.
The bill is aimed at curbing the hazardous implications of the use of plastic bags, as it relates to the environment, the resultant effects it has on natural elements like wildlife, oceans, forest, rivers, lakes, and humans, and urged for it speedy passage into law.
The report endorsed the use of paper bags as a better alternative and urge retailers and vendors to package goods in paper bags instead, and failure to comply is an offence when the bill is passed into law.
It reports further stipulates that persons involved in the manufacturing and distribution of plastic bags would also be guilty of an offence under the law.
The report states that importations of plastic bag for sale is highly prohibited, and individuals found wanting would face the full wrath of the law.