In many countries of the world, there has been a phase-out of lightweight plastic bags. Single-use plastic shopping bags, commonly made from low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plastic, have traditionally been given free to customers by stores when purchasing goods—a popular method considered a strong, cheap, and hygienic way of transporting items. Problems associated with plastic bags include use of non-renewable resources (such as crude oil, gas and coal), disposal, and environmental impacts.
Governments all over the world have taken action to ban the sale of lightweight bags, charge customers for lightweight bags and/or generate taxes from the stores who sell them. The Bangladesh government was the first to do so in 2002, imposing a total ban on the bag.] Such a ban has also been applied in countries such as Rwanda, China, Taiwan, Macedonia and most recently (August 2017) Kenya, and now BOTSWANA.
Botswana has followed this winning trend and has announced a total ban on plastic bags. Botswana Eco-bags company seeks to take advantage of this legislation and launch as the pioneering go-to firm for eco-friendly re-usable shopping bags in Botswana!
We are a group of young entrepreneurs who have identified an opportunity to supply reusable Eco-bags in all major shopping malls in Botswana;