Govt Fails To Collect Plastic Bag Levy

Businesses have been collecting the Levy since 2007 PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Businesses have been collecting the Levy since 2007 PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) sitting last Friday heard that government has not collected plastic levy funds from businesses since its introduction in 2007.

Parliament passed the plastic bag amendment to the Waste Management Act in August 2006 and the new law was implemented the following year.

However, the money that should have funded environmental initiatives is only benefiting businesses since there are no adequate collection structures within government.

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