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Plastic Bags Are Hazardous To The Environment
ISSUE 86
Front Page
Index

Headlines

- Dubai-Based Businessmen Recruiting Delegates To Represent Somaliland At Nairobi Talks

- International Crisis Group Report On Somaliland: Democratization And Its Discontents,
Part VII

- SONYO Launch Sanitation Campaign

Health

- The Silent Mass Murderer: TOBACCO

- Plastic Bags Are Hazardous To The Environment

International News

- State Dept. Renews Warning Of Terrorist Threats In East Africa
- Euro Vote Goes On Despite Mourning
- Somali State Reorganizing its Structure

- Al Mutaiwee Receives The President Of Chamber Of Commerce Of Djibouti
- Ethiopian Girls Driven To Prostitution

Peace Talks

- Glimmer Of Hope On The Streets: But Will The Factional Leaders Agree?

- New Warlord Prevents Abdiqasim Salad From Visiting N. Mogadisho

Arts & Entertainment

- Weddings Thwart Gatecrashers

Editorial & Opinions

- Traitors Who Reap Huge Profits

- Open Letter To President Rayale


Everyone who visits the Somaliland Republic complains about the plastic bags as it appears everywhere; it is on the road side, on top of the trees and one wonders how unpleasant is it to the landscape and environment. Millions of plastic bags are daily imported to Somaliland markets mainly to parcel goods and in particular Kat. It is common to see plastic bags in the market being used by the people for different purposes. Unfortunately these bags are not properly disposed off.

Goats like any other animals usually eat plastic bags and thousands of them die due to the problems posed to the digestion system of the animals by the swollen. The plastic litter continuous unabated as the culture of chewing Kat exists in this society and that is jointly related with the import of plastics. Certainly the problem of plastic litter exists in the environment and continue to remain as such unless the government set rules and regulations to contain the plastics and launches awareness programs regarding the hazards these material poses on the environment; there will be no let up and the situation will be appalling than ever.

Abdirahman Ibrahim (Aleel)


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