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07 February 2020, Dakar Greenpeace Africa applauds the recent decision of the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Abdou Karim Sall, to ban single-use plastics such as water sachets and coffee cups.

Greenpeace Africa welcomes the decision of the Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Abdou Karim Sall, to enforce the ban water sachets and plastic cups. The renewed commitment from the Senegalese authorities is a great leap forward in the fight against plastic pollution and its negative impacts on oceans and lands”, said Awa Traoré, West Africa Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace Africa.

“As part of our pan-African campaign to combat plastic waste, we will continue to support such government initiatives, recalling the need to extend the implementation of the 2015 law against small plastic bags, until we achieve a complete ban on single-use bags. Any solution to the global plastic pollution crisis should lead to a just transition to a plastic-free economy”, Tarore concluded.

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  • Awa Traoré, West Africa Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace Africa, +221-776898608, [email protected]
  • Tal Harris, International Communications Cooridnator, +221-774643195, [email protected]

Greenpeace Africa Newsdesk: [email protected]