Jun 22, 2021

All types of Lunch Sheets to be banned in Sri Lanka

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).