Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
06 Sep, 2020 | 8:05 am
COLOMBO (News 1st): The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) is continuously conducting raids with regard to banned polythene products and manufacturing plants of such polythene products.
“The raids are conducted jointly with Sri Lanka Police and the Consumer Affairs Authority; and close to 900 raids have been carried out so far this year,” N.S. Gamage, the Director of Investigations at the Central Environmental Authority told News 1st on Sunday (Sep 06).
According to N.S. Gamage, around 4 tonnes of polythene used to wrap food was seized this year.
“The practice adopted by the Central Environmental Authority is to destroy the seized stocks of polythene at the sanitary landfill in Dompe, after the Consumer Affairs Authority produces it in court, under the Consumer Affairs Authority Act,” N.S. Gamage further noted.
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