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Mauritania Bans Plastic Bag Use

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Mauritania has banned the use of plastic bags to protect the environment and the lives of animals and fish.

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Rose Becke (287)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:23 am

Carol H. (229)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:24 am
noted, thanks Cal

Christeen Anderson (655)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:52 am
Kudos to them. Please keep up the good work. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:48 am
Awesome. You would think that ethics, commonsense and forward thinking would dictate that bans like this should be standard practice globally, but no, it's an anomaly.

Tania Koshman (7)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:28 am
noted/ good news

Past Member (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:37 am

Natasha Salgado (672)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:50 am
Why don't they focus on more dire things such as looking after that poor goat...I myself have several pets and use plastic bags daily for their poop and litter.

pam w. (138)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:43 am
Obviously, Mauritanians can see bigger issues than a photo of a goat!


Cristina M. (141)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:04 pm
Great! New Zealand should follow the example, but after I closed the petition I created here and sent all the signatures to the PM, the reply was that they will not ban the use of plastic bags but people are being educated not to use the, which of course is not true. So much for green NZ

Adam I. (25)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 2:47 am
Inch' Allahu!:-)

Gvapo T. (22)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:07 pm
good first step in the right direction
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