According to an article published January 30, 2014 by the Nigerian news agent Vanguard Nigeria intends to phase out light weight non-biodegradable plastics, including water sachets and polyethylene (PE) bags. According to an anonymous official, the Nigerian Federal Ministry of the Environment plans to eventually phase out all non-biodegradable plastics in a step-by-step process beginning with light weight plastics.

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Vanguard (January 30, 2014). “FG to phase out water sachets, other plastics.”