Save Yangon: Say No to Plastic Bags – Myanmar

In 2016, France became the first country to ban plastic plates and cutlery to fight climate change. Earlier this month, Sri Lanka banned all plastic bags and disposable products after a garbage crisis that generated 300 deaths. Myanmar is, unfortunately, not excluded from the trash-affected route – and suffers from lack of proper disposal options and education. Each day, each one of the 5,21 million people in Yangon produce 0,41 kgs of waste, amounting to 1981 tonnes of trash per year. In the absence of disposal, many independent, local initiatives arose – united by the common goal of making Myanmar a cleaner place.

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