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Algeria's plastic laws

Algeria

Law n° 19-14 of 14 Rabie Ethani 1441 amends the VAT on plastic bags imported or produced locally to be 200 Dinar per kilogramme. The funds from this tax are divided between the general state budget (73%) and the national fund for the environment and the coasts (27%).

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Rwanda: Plastic Law

Law No. 17/2019 Relating to the Prohibition of Manufacturing, Importation, Use and Sale of Plastic Carry Bags and Single-Use Plastic Items

 

Rwanda’s Law No. 17/2019 adopted 10 August 2019 and came into force upon publishing on 23 September 2019.  Repeals Law No. 57/2008.

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Rwanda Environmental Impact Assessment: Law and Regulations

Rwanda Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Law, Regulations, and Guidance:

1) Law No. 04/2005 
Organic Law determining the modalities of protection, conservation and promotion of environment in Rwanda

2) Ministerial Order No. 003/2008 
Ministerial Order relating to the requirements and procedure for environmental impact assessment

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Cosmo Trust v. City of Harare, Administrative Court of Zimbabwe (Harare) (22 March 2019)

“[O]ur Constitution gives every Zimbabwean the right to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations.  That is done through legislative and other measures that prevent ecological degradation, promote conservation and secure ecological sustainable development.  Ecologically sustainable development ensures that all living creatures, including birds, are enableed to meet their needs from the environment we rely on.

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