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Weeklong drive to ensure use of jute bags begins Monday

DHAKA, May 13, 2017 (BSS) - A weeklong special drive to ensure the mandatory use of jute bags for packaging and protecting environment from pollution will begin on May 15 (Monday) across the country.

The decision of conducting the special drive was taken at a meeting held at the conference room of the Textiles and Jute Ministry in the capital on May 8 with its State Minister Mirza Azam in the chair.

Textiles and Jute Ministry will lead in holding inter-ministerial rallies and meetings and continuing exhibitions of jute products to make the drive a success by creating awareness among the common people about the use of jute products.

The government will conduct drives on roads, waterways, land ports, goods-carrying vehicles and producing, packaging and export-import organisations to implement the Act 2010.

The authorities concerned said the drives will be conducted with the help of the ministries of Home, Forest and Environment, Road, Transports and Bridge, Shipping, textiles and jute ministry, including district administrations, police and RAB personnel.

Alongside boosting of jute production and encouraging the people about its diversified uses, the government has mapped out a long-term plan to stop the production of plastic-polythene and its use.

According to the decision, Mandatory Jute Packaging Act 2010 has compelled ensuring the use of jute bags for packaging of 17 commodities, including paddy, rice, wheat, maize, fertilisers, sugar, onion, ginger, garlic, pulses, potato, flour, chili, turmeric, coriander seeds and husks of rice and wheat.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)