Praia, Jul 6 (Inforpress) – The president of the Association for Environmental Defense and Development called for the supervision and enforcement of the law on the use of plastic bags in the country, calling to the intervention of local powers, central and civil society organizations.
Januário Nascimento made this speech to Inforpress, in an interview about the International Plastic Bag Free Day, which is observed today, July 3rd.
As he stated, people’s awareness is very important, but this must be accompanied by “concrete measures” and alternatives, otherwise “it is no good” to raise awareness if there are no alternatives.
In this sense, the need to monitor and enforce the law, so that the bill really has an effect. “In Cabo Verde there are many laws, but they are not complied with and this is another one since its approval demonstrates weaknesses,” he said.