Sep 24, 2020

Several plastic items to be banned from 2021?

Minister of Environment - Mahinda Amaraweera said that several plastic items would be banned from Jan. 01, 2021.

These include the plastic used for cotton buds, sachet packets and small, plastic pesticide bottles.

Producers are to use alternatives to these products in a bid to minimise plastic pollution.

Meanwhile, DG of the Central Environmental Authority - Hemantha Jayasinghe says that plastic bottles filled with chemicals and pesticides as well as inflated plastic toys too would be banned in the future.