South Africa has been cracking down on plastic bags and other rubbish.
It has been ordered to take away up to 500 tonnes of plastic waste from its cities.
The country is one of the worst offenders when it comes to plastic waste and has a major plastic recycling problem.
Plastic bags and rubbish can be found everywhere, but South Africa’s recycling facilities are often underused, and they’re often too slow to process.
The country is already on track to reduce plastic waste to zero by 2020.
So the recycling facilities have been given a major upgrade.
South Africa recently completed a $5 billion expansion of its recycling facilities.
According to South African Environment Minister Mcebisi Jonas, this was done to make sure that the waste disposal system can deal with more rubbish.
Plastic waste can be stored for years and then it can be disposed of, but not for long, Jonas said.
“We’re now looking at a lot of other options, including a new type of container that can hold more plastic,” Jonas said, adding that it’s being tested in several South African cities.
Jonas said that the new container would be able to hold up to 10 tonnes of waste.
Plastic garbage can also be sent to other countries for recycling.
Jonas said the plastic recycling process has a “disastrous impact” on local people and that the country has been looking at other alternatives to dispose of the waste.
“South Africa is one out of many countries that doesn’t have the capacity to recycle,” Jonas added.
Jonas also said that South Africa would be taking action to reduce the number of plastic bags that are dumped in the country’s waterways.
In addition to making the waste collection system more efficient, the government is also making sure that it is safer for people to dispose and recycle plastic waste.
As part of its plans to reduce its plastic waste, Jonas also ordered a $15 million investment in a landfill in the city of Nkandla.
The government plans to create a waste management center to manage the waste and to help dispose of it in the most environmentally responsible way.
The Nkampela landfill, which was initially built in 2000, is one the oldest in the world.
“The Nkamapela landfill has been a great success story,” Jonas told reporters.
“I have great confidence that we can achieve even more.”