Kazakhstan reduses use of plastic bags

Kazakhstan reduses use of plastic bags

Kazakhstan's retail chains will no longer provide plastic bags to consumers for free, the country's Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources, Magzum Mirzagaliev said.

The agency signed a relevant memorandum with the Kazakhstan National Chamber of Entrepreneurs Atameken and the Association of Environmental Organizations.

At the signing ceremony in Nur-Sultan, the minister pointed out that the memorandum aims to reduce use of plastic bags with a density of less than 20 microns. The measure will help to reduce the consumption of plastic and polyethylene by 30%.

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