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New Factory Will Turn Eggshells Into Biodegradable "Plastic" Bags

The Ministry of Environment is establishing Egypt’s first biodegradable plastic bag factory, while legislating regulations on the 3,500 existing single-use plastic bag factories.

In the lead-up to the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, the Egyptian government has been going all-in to promote green initiatives to help protect the environment, and the Ministry of Environment is taking it a step further with the establishment of Egypt’s first biodegradable plastic bag factory.

These “plastic” bags will actually be made out of egg shells, removing the need to use more harmful materials, which can take up to one thousand years to decompose in landfills (to say nothing of the “forever chemicals” that decade after decade truly seem to live up to their nicknames).

The Ministry of Environment is legislating new regulations on the 3,500 existing single-use plastic bag factories, ensuring their production is in line with environmental guidelines and eventually introducing biodegradable plastic bags into their production lines. The Ministry of Trade and Industry is also issuing a law to control the quality and quantity of single-use imports, and as well as implement a complete ban on environmentally hazardous materials.