ECOWAS Releases Draft Regulations on Restriction of Plastic Products 

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The ECOWAS Parliament Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources, will consider two draft regulations on Nov.28, 2023 aimed at restricting the use of plastic products in the sub region.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the parliamentarians will consider the two draft regulations meant to stem more environmental hazards from the use of the materials in the sub region.

At the committee’s sitting in Abuja, Mr Bernard Koffi, Head of Environment and Climate Change, presented the two draft documents for consideration

The first was on Mechanism to Combat the Exploitation and llegal Trade of Wild Species in West Africa

The other was titled Memorandum on Draft Regulation on Harmonisation of the Regulation of Plastic Products and the

Environmentally Sound Management of Plastic Waste within ECOWAS Member States

In separate remarks on the proposals, the parliamentarians expressed divergent views on the documents Mrs. Laadi Ayamba from Ghana said that education and awareness must be created for proper understanding of the regulations before applying it to the region

Mr. Awaji-Inombek Abiante from Nigeria said that the bloc should not rush into accepting the documents as not related to Africa’s needs.


Source: NAN

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