Department of environment confiscates plastic bags


    The Department of Environment Affairs in the Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining has confiscated tons of the banned thin plastics from a Chinese manufacturer, Qingdao.

    This exercise follows impounding of his vehicle registration number CA 6006 by the Malawi Traffic Police on 18th of November 2019 along the M1 road within 6 Miles area in the City of Lilongwe.

    “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 lo g existed between them and the Department of Environment Affairs on 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.” Says the department.

    The confiscated items are still in the hands of the police pending to be exhibited in court as part of evidence against the owner.

    Qingdao’s company is located at Bunda turn off in lilongwe.