Indonesia’s parliament delays approval for levy on plastic bags

FILE PHOTO: A cat is seen among rubbish at a shoreline in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian members of parliament have decided to delay confirmation of a government plan for a levy on plastic bags, but the finance minister said she was optimistic the legislation was on track to be adopted this year. The archipelago of 17,000 islands churns out 9.85 billion of the bags each year, making […]

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