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Haiti Bans Plastic Bags And Foam Products


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, greenliving, plastic, ban, haiti, eco-friendly, protection )

Cher
- 574 days ago - greenerideal.com
Haiti's government has announced a ban on importing, manufacturing and marketing polyethylene and polystyrene products as of Oct. 1 due to plastic and foam containers littering the country and hurting the ocean wildlife.



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Nyack Clancy (387)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 6:09 am
Very wise! Noted- thanks
 

. (0)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 10:29 am
good going Haiti
 

Alllan Yorkowitz (462)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 2:42 pm
The West should take note at what one of the poorest countries in the world can do.
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 3:41 pm
This sounds like a very good step.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday September 27, 2012, 7:31 pm
Kudos!!...(but I personally need a "solution" for the dirty kitty litter!?!....the city insists, that dirty cat litter, be double bagged in plastic..Tacoma/Lakewood Washington, USA..(in my new apartment, my "psycho" manager, that watches everyone 24 hours aday, kind of "creepy!"... when it comes to a cat outside, he goes "bullistic"! ..I have even offered to rake any of the few gardens, for "poop" and will do it everyday, just like picking up after one's dogs..and I pointed out all the neighbor cats and the strays and their babies!!....but, he is a "psycho" ,(and even though Midnight misses the sunshine, I follow the rules)..and because I have offered this, and I think he finally realises, "it is his personal problem" and I have said with "grace" without insult and very "carefully" (he is afraid of cats!), he has stopped knocking on my door every evening and hinting around about going out...Thank God!!!...(damn psychos anyway, especially if they "manage" where you live...AAAUUUUGGGHHH!!!
 

Ruth R. (209)
Friday September 28, 2012, 12:57 am
Congratulations on the ban!
"Haiti isnít the first country to attempt banning plastic and foam products. In 2008, Rwanda became the first country to ban all plastics. Mexico City, Bangladesh, and Toronto followed suit by imposing bans and Argentina is now calling for all supermarkets to eliminate non-biodegradable plastic bags by October 2012."
WHERE ARE THE PETITIONS TO BAN THE PLASTIC DAIRY CONTAINERS -- AND TO USE GLASS AND WOODEN CONTAINERS? The ban is a suceess -- how to enforce it? -- move on to banning the next plastic item.
 

Ruth R. (209)
Friday September 28, 2012, 1:00 am
Congratulations on the ban!
"Haiti isnít the first country to attempt banning plastic and foam products. In 2008, Rwanda became the first country to ban all plastics. Mexico City, Bangladesh, and Toronto followed suit by imposing bans and Argentina is now calling for all supermarkets to eliminate non-biodegradable plastic bags by October 2012."
WHERE ARE THE PETITIONS TO BAN THE PLASTIC DAIRY CONTAINERS -- AND TO USE GLASS AND WOODEN CONTAINERS? The ban is a suceess -- how to enforce it? -- move on to banning the next plastic item.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday September 28, 2012, 4:41 am
good for them!!! thank you Cher, noted
 
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