BARA: The political administration of Khyber Agency has asked the shopkeepers of Bara tehsil to use environment-friendly plastic bags.
Assistant Political Agent Bara Asmatullah Wazir has issued directives that the use of common plastic bags will be banned in Bara Bazaar. He said he has held talks with the representatives of traders in Bara Bazaar for using environment-friendly plastic bags manufactured by a specific company.
Bara Bazaar trade union chairman Syed Ayaz told TNN that 30 percent shopkeepers have already started using environment-friendly plastic bags. He said other shopkeepers will also start using these plastic bags soon.
“We have talked to shopkeepers to start using environment-friendly plastic bags and 30 percnet shopkeepers have already started using these bags. The remaining shopkeepers will also start using these bags after finishing their old stock of plastic bags. It is imperative for all of us to contribute to improvement of environment and avoid spreading pollution,” he said.