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ZEMA urges business community to keep environments clean

The Zambia Environmental Management Agency ZEMA has urged the business community in the country to be responsible of their surroundings by keeping them clean at all times.

Speaking in an interview with Money FM News, ZEMA Corporate Affairs Manager Irene Chipili says the Agency has noted with concern that most business entities, do not fully implement the cleaning exercise as directed by the Head of state.

Ms Chipili says business entities need to be responsible of the environments by ensuring that they are kept clean all the time.

And Ms Chipili says ZEMA has embarked on an on-going excise of monitoring the compliance levels to the extended producer responsibility regulations, as a regulator.

She says the Agency is pleased to see the adherence to the new law by various chain stores.
Ms Chipili adds that the Agency has also seen an increase in a number of plastic manufacturing companies register with the Agency as a requirement under the new law.
She says the agency has continue to undertake a number of sensitization meetings with affected plastic manufactures in an effort to phase out the non- compliance plastic bags on the market.

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