Avoid polythene & plastic decorations this Vesak; Environment Ministry

Avoid polythene & plastic decorations this Vesak; Environment Ministry

Avoid polythene & plastic decorations this Vesak; Environment Ministry

Written by Zulfick Farzan

17 May, 2021 | 10:36 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); Sri Lanka’s Environment Ministry urged the general public to refrain from using any form of Vesak decorations made from polythene and plastic.

The Ministry said approximately Rs. 58 Billion is spent on importing around 177,197 tonnes of plastic and polythene to the country.

“Only 7.1% of the total imports go into recycling,” said the Environment Ministry adding that amounts to around 12,635 tonnes of polythene and plastic, while the remaining 92.09% is disposed into the environment.

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