Morocco is really ahead of the game on many environmental issues, including Solar PV, and has now wisely followed the lead of a handful of countries around the world, where campaigns for the elimination of plastic bags have had great success.
The production, sale, and distribution of plastic bags, have been made illegal. The campaign aims to distribute alternative, sustainable bags, assist former producers and distributors of plastic bags, and raise awareness of the reasons for the elimination of plastic bags from Morocco.
It is hoped that the Moroccan talent for innovation and creativity will allow the new law to take effect in a positive manner. Farmers cannot fail to welcome the innovation as their fields will be free from the unsightly and dangerous detritus which has littered the land for several decades.
The tourist industry is likely to get a boost when visitors are spared the ugly sights and damaging environmental consequences of plastic packaging. It is exciting to predict that Morocco will be seen as a healthy and clean destination, and local people will feel proud of their country.
Holidays with Heart will encourage the Taroudant community to hold educational events, and set up groups to assist with removing rubbish and finding alternative ways of carrying groceries.