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January 22, 2007

Pakistan Seeing Need for Awareness Campaign to Control use of Plastic Bags

Daily Times

Thousands of plastic bags are thrown away everyday in Pakistan, which results in choked drains, bacterial germinations, water borne diseases and the spread of mosquitoes.  Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency Director General says the situation is "grim".  "We need a mass awareness campaign and cooperation of the people to control the use of polythene bags."

Link: Pakistan Seeing Need for Awareness Campaign to Control use of Plastic Bags.

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Throughout developing nations, plastic bags cause huge environmental and health problems as this article highlights.

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