SA's 'national flower' reprieved.

Position::Legislation - Plastics industry in South Africa - Brief Article - Statistical Data Included
 
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Strong disagreement between the South African government and the local plastics industry has led to a reprieve for the country's thin plastic shopping bags. Dubbed South Africa's 'national flower' for the millions of brightly coloured bags that festoon roadside fences, poles and bushes, plastic bags under a thickness of 80 microns were set to be abolished under regulations brought by the Department of the Environment. However, bags between 30 and 80 microns...

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