Al-Shabab has banned single-use plastic bags in the areas it controls in Somalia, according to media outlets affiliated with the group.
According to the pro-Shabab Somali Memo website, the group has also banned logging with immediate effect.
Mohamed Abu Abdalla, al-Shabab’s governor for southern Somalia’s Shabelle regions, said plastic “poses a serious threat to the well-being of both humans and animals”.
The group did not say how it would implement the ban.
Meanwhile, several people have been reportedly injured in a landmine explosion in southern Somalia.
The attack took place on the outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu.
Reports say the blast targeted a convoy of vehicles carrying the governor of Lower Shabeelle region and a group of journalists.