Plastic straws, earbuds could be banned in SA

eNCA’s reporter Janke Tolmay joins us in studio for more. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Plastic straws and earbuds could be banned within the next year. 

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The Environmental Affairs Department is currently in talks with industry bodies to phase out or completely ban certain plastic products in South Africa.

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The country uses about 1.8-million tonnes of plastic each year, but only 16-percent of that comes from recycled material. 



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