A number of plastics manufacturers asked for judicial review of two decisions taken by the Director of Environmental Affairs, a governmental environmental protection entity. The first decision was the closure of the applicants’ factories in 2016 and the imposition of fines, for producing banned plastics, which the applicants allege was undertaken without the right to be heard. The second was the adoption of the ban in the first place, which the applicants allege was done without due regard to relevant factors, such as the hardship the decision would cause, or similar regulations in surrounding countries. The matter was dismissed.
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