Malawi impounds tons of banned thin plastics from Chinese manufacturer

Environmental Affairs department on Thursday confiscated tons of the banned thin plastics from a Chinese manufacturer.

Confiscated thin plastic
Confiscated thin plastic

The ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining spokesperson Sangwani Phiri said this exercise follows impounding of a Chinese vehicle by the police on November 18 in Lilongwe.

“The confiscation of such a large quantity of the contraband consignment by members of the Malawi Police Service is testament of the existing strong collaboration and cooperation that has long existed between us and them,” he said.

The government is enforcing a ban of manufacturing, importing, production and use of such banned plastic materials that fall short of the recommended wall thickness of 60 micrometres.

Phiri said the confiscated thin plastics will be exhibited in court against the manufacturer, Qingdao company.

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Sam Banda
Sam Banda
2 years ago

Well done. A good Action taken by the Government, in good time.

A grateful citizen

Jemusi
Jemusi
2 years ago

Start even arresting those who are selling them in shops! Govt and police have been sleeping for too long!

Jemusi
Jemusi
2 years ago

The Chinese has to be arrested, charged and sent to jail. Just impounding the products is not enough!

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