Production of plastic bags drops by 71% and production of plastic bottles doubled

16:24 - 27.11.2023


November 27, Fineko/abc.az. The launch of sales of plastic bags for money in retail chains and markets since February 2023 has "hit" production, but only in this area there is a decline.

ABC.AZ reports with reference to the State Statistics Committee that in the first 10 months of 2023, only 1,036.4 tons of plastic bags were produced in the country (71.6% less than in 2022).

Since the beginning of the year, plastic bags of 1, 3, 5 gapiks have been sold in the markets as a separate type of product, depending on the size. It is prohibited to sell to the consumer plastic bags up to 15 microns thick, plastic mixing sticks, forks, spoons, knives, plates and cups intended for single use. Officials may be fined from 1,000 to 1,500 manats, legal entities – from 3,000 to 4,000 manats.

The sale of these packages relates to environmental protection. However, there is an increase in the production of other plastic products.

Thus, the volume of plastic bottles, vials and similar products almost doubled versus 2022 up to 125.5 million units.

 

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