Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi
22 Jun, 2021 | 1:53 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st): Minister of Environment, Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed the ministry officials to take the necessary steps in order to ban all types of lunch sheets.
According to the Ministry of Environment, a minimum of over 10 million lunch sheets are disposed to the environment on a daily basis in Sri Lanka, and these non-biodegradable lunch sheets take around 02-03 years to degrade in the soil.
Based on scientific evidence, it has been confirmed that micro-plastic particles from lunch sheets can remain in the soil for more than 200-years.
Thereby, taking into account the aforementioned factors, Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed the respective officials to ban the use of all types of lunch sheets in Sri Lanka, during a discussion held on Tuesday (Jun. 22).
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