Federal Cabinet approved ‘Single Use Plastic Prohibition Regulations 2023’ on the occasion of World Environment Day.
This was stated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in a statement on the social networking website Twitter on Tuesday. He said that the federal cabinet, during a meeting in Islamabad, approved ‘Single Use Plastic Prohibition Regulations 2023’ on the occasion of World Environment Day, which means Pakistan is now on the journey to the reduction in plastic waste.
PM Shehbaz Sharif further wrote that the new regulations would ensure the phase-out of single-use plastics in the Islamabad Capital Territory. He said that we will also be introducing an Action Plan for its implementation.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif further stated that as a reflection of our commitment to fighting pollution, all the Federal Government entities including the Prime Minister’s Office have been directed to be the front-runners and strictly use only refillable water containers from today onwards. He urged all provincial governments and the public at large to join these efforts of the federal government in reducing plastic pollution in the country.