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Rwanda: Select plastic laws

Law No. 17/2019 Relating to the Prohibition of Manufacturing, Importation, Use and Sale of Plastic Carry Bags and Single-Use Plastic Items

 

Rwanda’s Law No. 17/2019 adopted 10 August 2019 and came into force upon publishing on 23 September 2019.  Repeals Law No. 57/2008.

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BELA v. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and others, Writ Petition No. 14941 of 2019 (20 January 2020)

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Assoc. v. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and others, Writ Petition No. 14941 of 2019 (20 January 2020)
Supreme Court of Bangladesh - High Court Division

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Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society v. India, No. 15/2014, National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench) (31 May 2019)

Him Jagriti Uttaranchal Welfare Society v. India, No. 15/2014, National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench)  (31 May 2019)

The National Green Tribunal Order issued on 31 May 2019 creates an expert committee to investigate whether restriction of plastic packaging is needed. 

 

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Greenwatch v AG & NEMA (MISC. CAUSE NO.140 OF 2002) [2002] UGHC 205 (5 October 2002)

The High Court of Uganda (Kampala) declared that “the manufacture, distribution, use, sale, sell disposal of plastic bags, plastic containers, plastic food wrappers, and all other forms of plastic commonly referred to as ‘kaveera’ violates the rights of citizens of Uganda to a clean and healthy environment.”

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