plastic bags were used in Morocco in 2015. That means, on average, that each one of Morocco’s 34 million people uses about 900 bags a year, making the world's second largest consumer of plastic bags after the US (380 billion).
01 Jul 2016
Ban on the nationwide production, import, sale and distribution of plastic bags came into effect.
earlier ban on the production and use of black plastic bags, were only partially successful, as authorities struggled to curtail informal production of the bags.
a bill on the use of degradable and biodegradable plastic bags was passed but was not welcomed by the manufacturers who argued that changing their manufacturing process would require huge investments.
Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment launched an $8.2 million program to fight plastic bags by producing and distributing 3 million cloth bags in 26 pilot cities. Sadly few have been seen since.