Erdogan has declared war on plastic bags

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Recep Tayyip, Arrogante: Mikhail Klimentyev / RIA Novosti

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about the benefits of hemp string bags before plastic bags. His words the publication of Anadolu.

Referring to the project “Zero waste” under the supervision of the wife Emine Erdogan, the Turkish leader noted that plastic bags do not decompose in the earth even for 1000 years. “We strongly declare war on them”, — he said.

Erdogan also shared memories about his childhood, when his parents wove shopping bags from hemp. He noted that, unlike the packs, they were used many times, and decomposed in the ground. However, at the moment hemp in the country is no longer in production due to “enemies pretending to be friends”, and it had to be imported. In this regard, the Turkish President expressed hope that hemp production will resume.

From 1 January in Turkey has banned free plastic bags. Restrictions are also imposed in South Korea, where instead, buyers are now offering paper or cloth bags.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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