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Including a number of schools in the governorate Plastic cans damage campaign concludes in Sur

10/10/2019

The Consumer Protection Department in Sharqiyah South Governorate has concluded an awareness campaign on the use of plastic cans that targeted school students in the governorate for a whole month in the schools of the governorates of Sur, Ja’lan Bani Bu Ali, Ja’lan Bani Bu Hassan, Al Kamel and Al Wafi, which comes within the framework of the General Authority for Consumer Protection's keenness to enhance consumer awareness of their rights and instill a safe consumer culture among students.

 

 

The campaign included introducing the Authority, its specializations and its role in the society, as well as introducing consumers to their awareness of the damages of the plastic cans according to the results of some studies and researches that dealt with the subject. Through practical application on samples of plastic cans, they also explained the numbers, symbols and warning signs on them, and clarified how dangerous some of them to human health.

 

At the end of each lecture, the management awareness and education team was keen to distribute the leaflets that illustrate the symbols and numbers on the plastic boxes.

 

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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