The document regarding use of polyethylene bags has already been prepared, said Mukhtar Babayev, minister of Ecology and Natural Resources at the press conference of the Task Force under the Cabinet of Ministers, APA reports.
He said the document will become valid after receiving positive opinions from the state agencies.
“The schedule of implementation of the measures indicated in the document has been prepared together with all relevant agencies. The full prohibition of sale, import and production of 15 microns’ thick plastic polyethylene bags in Azerbaijan, and sale for money of plastic polyethylene bags with thickness exceeding 15 microns have found its reflection in that document. This practice has been applied in Georgia, Turkey and many other countries and has yielded efficient result”, the minister stressed.