TBS urges plastic manufacturers to observe standards
Manufacturers and Suppliers of plastic packaging and non woven bags are advised to comply with the country’s standards to preserve the environment and to make sure buyers get what they paid for.
The advice was given by Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), Director General ,Dr Yusuf Ngenya during the meeting between the TBS and the stakeholders in Dar es Salaam.
He said plastic packaging and non woven bags are important in business but the TBS has been receiving several complaints claiming those products are below standard, and the meeting designed to enable the manufacturers to produce quality products.
“If these products are produced with quality can also penetrate into global markets and boost the country’s GDP,” said Dr Ngenya.
He also called upon the public to consider checking the TBS standard mark of quality when they are purchasing those products.
"I urge the buyers to shun from buying packaging and alternative plastic bags which have no TBS mark,” He added
The Senior Environment Management Officer of the National Environment Management Council (NEMC), Eng Redempta Samwel, congratulated the TBS for setting up the meeting with the stakeholders to educate them more about quality production claiming that the meeting will enable the producers to consider producing quality products.
“Though TBS has right to set standards for plastic packaging and non woven bags, there are challenges that made TBS to share with NEMC and the stakeholders to find solutions," Eng Samwel said
The Foreign Marketing Manager of A to Z Textile Mills Ltd in Arusha, Mr Sylvester Kazi, said the meeting will enable the stakeholders to understand more about the procedures of making quality products including the plastic packaging and the non woven bags.
He added that A to Z as a stakeholder takes it as an opportunity to penetrate into the African market since they have been operating mostly in the local market.