By the Government Order of June, 2018 it has been prohibited to produce and/or import all kinds of disposable plastic bags thinner than 0.035mm for products and services as of March 1, 2019.
Since plastic bags are wastes that doesn’t decompose in the nature by itself, many countries of the world are taking right measurements and setting related regulations. In Mongolia, the first initiative is to prohibit the consumption of disposable plastic bags thinner than 0.035mm and continue the process of decreasing the consumption with step by step actions.
The execution of the Government Order is the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment and Nature, Ministry of Agriculture and Light Industry, Governors of Provinces and Ulaanbaatar city, Customs Authority, and Professional Inspection Authority. From the Ministry of Environment and Nature, first step has been done via meeting with the representatives of the 0.035mm or thinner plastic bag importers, producers, and major supermarkets and delivered recommendations for introducing re-usable bags and packages for consumers.