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Ban plastic bags in Zambia

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Plastic Bags are an environmental disaster. Everywhere you drive in Zambia you see plastic bags polluting the environment. It has got so bad that even our cherished iconic Victoria Falls is suffering with plastic rubbish dumped along all the viewing points and collecting at the boiling point.

Africa's environment and its protection should be our number one concern. Plastic bags are killing animals, polluting towns, cities and rivers, causing flooding by clogging storm drains and adding to our current cholera crisis. Simply put, plastic bags are not biodegradable and are leading to our proud country looking like the rubbish tip of Africa. 

Even the current drive to tidy up Lusaka since the cholera epidemic is simply a temporary measure and it won't be long before people start again adding to the pollution of the environment.

I started this petition because I love this country and I couldn't tolerate seeing plastic bags in our beautiful waters, within our forests and our cities anymore. It's a dangerous form of litter that needs to be eliminated. Get involved by sharing this petition. 

We should have a real drive towards recycling too. Lets follow Rwanda's lead and change the face of our country by banning plastic bags. We can use wicker baskets, recycled paper bags etc. Lets put our children and our planet first!.

I am directing this petition towards the Minister of Land, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, the honorable Jean Kapata and Ministry of Water Development AND Sanitation and Environmental Protection Hon. Lloyd Mulenga Kaziya in the hope that they might take up the mantle and fight for what is right.

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