Written by Zulfick Farzan
20 Oct, 2020 | 2:44 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Cabinet of Ministers approved to ban the packaging of chemicals or pesticides in Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) and Vinyl Chloride (PVC) containers and use packagings made of glass or other raw materials as an alternative.
Further, the Cabinet of Ministers approved to ban sachets made of polythene and plastic less than 20 ml / 20 g and to use packages of 100 ml/ 100 g or more as an alternative, this is excluding food and medicine.
In addition, the Cabinet approved the prohibition of various inflatable toys made of plastic (excluding balloons, balls, and floating toys) and promote the use of the toys made of eco-friendly and hygienic raw material as an alternative.
The Cabinet also decided to ban plastic cotton buds (excluding hygiene products) and use cotton buds made from biodegradable materials as an alternative.
Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Minister made it mandatory to indicate the 1-7 Codes Internationally recommended to promote the recycling of all plastic products.
These new regulations will come into effect from the 01st of January 2021.
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