The House of Representatives Tuesday banned the use, manufacture and importation of plastic bags in Nigeria and recommended paper bags.
The House stipulated that any retailer who provides customer with the plastic product is guilty of an offence and must be sanctioned accordingly. •
The lawmakers stated that any person who manufacture plastic bag for purpose of selling, and that anyone who import the bag whether as a carryout bag or for sale should be penalised. The House reached the resolution after consideration of report by committee of the whole on an Act to ban the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household packaging.