Islamabad: The Senate Subcommittee on Climate Change has launched a campaign to ban the use of plastic bags in Islamabad by August 14, a news source reported.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed, chairman of the committee, expressed his views on the matter during a meeting held at COMSATS University on Tuesday.
He directed the officials concerned to devise an awareness campaign by involving students, media, and other stakeholders concerned in a bid to address environmental concerns in the capital city.
Under the auspices of this ‘Clean & Green’ initiative, the campaign would begin from the parliament building in Islamabad, and will then be extended to other government departments. Furthermore, this exercise is expected to be replicated in other cities.
Moreover, the manufacturers of polythene bags would be asked to switch to environment-friendly alternatives. The Ministry of Climate Change also plans to ban the use of oxo-biodegradable plastic bags in the country.