Sachet packets in a grocery store Sachet packets in a grocery store Credits : Lakruwan Wanniarachchi (Getty Images)
Aug 23, 2020

Proposal to ban single-use plastic sachet packets! Featured

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has said it will submit a proposal to the Cabinet to ban the use of sachet packets containing shampoo and hair gel, plastic drinking straws and plastic water bottles from the year 2021.

The CEA has called for a ban on the use of these single-use plastic items, which cause extensive damage to the environment.

Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General of the CEA has also told the media that the use of small plastic bottles containing soft drinks will also be regulated.

The CEA is also looking into the possibility of using possible alternatives to plastic yoghurt spoons and plastic clips that are included in shirts packaging.

The CEA DG further said that instead of more environmentally friendly papers straws can be used instead of plastic straws.