The Rwanda Plastic goods industry is one of the main industries in Rwanda. This industry provides employment to a number of Rwandan youths thus enabling them to feed them. Situated in Central Africa, Rwanda records the highest population in Africa. The country has a population of 9,907,509.After the genocide in the year 1994, the population of Rwanda reduced to a large extent. The country supports a minimum number of industries among which coffee and tea production are the sources for revenue generation in Rwanda. Small scale beverages, textiles, furniture, shoe, soaps, cigarettes are the few industries available in the country. Among the other industries, the plastic good industry in Rwanda is also expanding.
By the year 2002, tea production came to occupy a significant position in the Rwandan industries. Investments from the private organizations were stopped in Rwanda after the genocide. This mainly affected the industrial sector of Rwanda. The manufacturing sector of Rwanda contributes approximately twenty percent of the GDP. The plastic good industries have been given loans from the government of Rwanda. Among the various plastic goods produced in Rwanda, plastic pipes, plastic bags, plastic toys tops the list. Many small industries have revived back with retrieving back of the refugees from Uganda, Burundi.
Though the plastic good industry of Rwanda is a source of revenue for the revenue for the country but recently, the government of Rwanda has given ban on using these bags. This is done to protect the environment and for keeping the cities clean. Nowadays, reusable plastic bags are very common among the Rwandan people. The market traders are against this law because fishes and meat cannot be given to the customers in paper bags. Rwanda doesn’t have the facility of recycling these plastic bags so people throw them on the streets thus littering the country.