‘All plastic carrier bags, regardless of their thickness, will be prohibited from being imported, exported, manufactured, sold, stored, supplied, and used in Mainland Tanzania. The only exceptions to the plastic bag ban will be for plastic or plastic packaging for medical services, industrial products, the construction industry, the agricultural sector, foodstuffs, and sanitary and waste management.’ _ https://tz.usembassy.gov/
This has a huge impact on waste management especially on the collection and handling processes as plastic bags played a huge role. If you stay with garbage for several days before its collected for disposal, then you understand this.
In about two days garbage starts to smell and not to mention the cats you will invite scourging for food. But all this was being avoided with having garbage tied into a plastic bag. With the ban, most people have shifted to putting garbage straight into the plastic bins and maybe moving the bins away to where they won’t be much disturbed by the smell.
For those who didn’t how to take care of the smell from hoarded garbage or the stubborn cats; I hope this has informed you on the how. It might seem a bit late with the ban from the government; but, there is a way around this ‘mess’ that will highly benefit you as a homeowner or estate owner, keeping your property on the same standards as before the ban.
I would like to inform you of the availability of bio digestible bags that are acceptable by the government. This is a great turnaround as you offer the same quality of the former plastic bags; and they are an eco option as they will decompose with the garbage at the landfills.
What you need to do is go on-line and lookup sellers; it is more favorable for estates as they can order in bulk; but, single homeowners can always order in groups too. There are procedures to be followed for approval to import and get a permit attesting to the quality and allowing use within the country; but thereafter, it all joy with a clean home.