Browsing: Tanzania bans plastics

On June 1, 2019, Tanzania ushered in a new way, for domestic packaging without plastic bags.

Plastic Manufacturing Association of Tanzania (PMAT) stated that the government would lose more than 50 billion TZS, in terms of annual tax, including corporate tax, excise duty, and city service duty, that they paid.

Now, the Tanzanian packaging market is game, as cheaper and durable packaging solutions are yet to surface within communities’ reach. Local, entrepreneurs artisans and recyclers stand to generate millions in revenue, through making renewable bags that could replace the beloved-plastic bags, which were previously sold at 100 TZS a piece, of which is sold at a slightly higher cost of 300 TZS.
Tanzania Invest data indicates that Tanzania is among the 20 fastest growing economies in the world. The latter, promote the possibility that channeling financial and technical resources into small and medium-sized renewable bag factories might be the …