Rabat (MAP) - A control commission has closed a secret workshop manufacturing banned plastic bags in Douar Oulad Ben Omar, Oulad Ziane, Berrechid province.
Rabat (MAP) – A control commission has closed a secret workshop manufacturing banned plastic bags in Douar Oulad Ben Omar, Oulad Ziane, Berrechid province.
This action comes in accordance with the law prohibiting the manufacture, import, export, marketing, and use of plastic bags, says the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy.
The operation, which took place on Friday, June 29, resulted in the seizure of 4,225 kg of raw material (polyethylene), 1,500 kg of completed plastic bags, nearly 1,200 kg of semi-finished bags, and 11 machines used to manufacture plastic bags, the ministry said in a statement.
The authorities closed the facility and opened an investigation into the incident.
Two years after the adoption of Law 77-15, the use of plastic bags has been banned from medium and large distribution companies and convenience stores, which have resorted to other practical alternatives for their specific needs.