He stated the above while participating in a discussion held at the Ministry of Environment.
Accordingly, it was revealed that around 29,200 kilograms of empty ballpoint pens are released into the environment in a year.
In the same way, a large number of plastic toothbrushes are released to the environment on a daily basis, and discarded ballpoint pens and toothbrushes cause a great deal of soil pollution.
This is because both products take 50-75 years to decompose.
The Minister further stated that in order to prevent the environmental pollution from the release of empty pens a program will be formulated to collect and recycle the waste material.