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A protest was held today by the All Ceylon Polythene Manufacturers and Recyclers Association (ACPMRA) and several other associations of manufacturers in front of the Fort Railway Station, Colombo against the ban of polythene. Pics by Nisal Baduge

  Comments - 16

  • Senewi Monday, 21 August 2017 04:31 PM

    Don't listen to these polluters .Why don't you disperse them using water canons ,tear gas and rubber bullets as usual.

    Rohan Monday, 21 August 2017 05:00 PM

    These people need to be innovative and keep changing with the times. Polythene is bad for the environment and we dont need to make sri lanka a polythene dump for future generations.

    Roshan Tuesday, 22 August 2017 01:27 PM

    Government should Compensate for the Losses in terms of Capital investment not the Raw Material and Give a Long term Loan to start Alternate Material Carry Bags. Environmental Friendly. Encourage them to Start New Industry. This is not the End of the WORLD Temporary Crisis ONLY.

    rexjarkie Monday, 21 August 2017 05:15 PM


    thilak Monday, 21 August 2017 05:55 PM

    Oh so many polythene manufacturers in Sri Lanka?

    suresh Monday, 21 August 2017 05:55 PM

    tomorrow all kassipu manufacturers will also hold a protest for banning their product

    blackparrot Monday, 21 August 2017 06:33 PM

    Not the polythene or PVC or other plastics are the problem. The people are the problem who have neither a sense for order or the beauty of the country

    Arnold Monday, 21 August 2017 06:36 PM

    Just because the government is incapable of doing a recycling program they should not put it on the shoulders of the public. Imagine how many banana trees will have to be sacrificed to replace the lunch sheet. And imagine hassle of carrying a koode to work for the vegetable purchase on the way home.

    lakstan Tuesday, 22 August 2017 08:58 AM

    Well said.All Major decisions the government make fail due to lack of in depth analysis.Not only polythene ban but VAT,CESS,SAITM etc., are few to consider.

    Ananda Monday, 21 August 2017 08:52 PM

    Polythene producers ruining the country our future or their job

    Naturelost Monday, 21 August 2017 09:56 PM

    Alternative for polythene will be use of paper bags. How many trees will have to get cut down to make enough bags? Just because people are not responsible we are going to have more environmental issues as we will have less trees due to this move

    lakstan Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:01 AM

    Very true if you start to cut banana trees before long we will have to import banana.What will happen to the health of the people?

    gamini Tuesday, 22 August 2017 09:13 AM

    arrest these polythene manufacturers and get them to clean the garbage for a week

    DJ Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:13 AM

    First the Public should know how to use the polythene products. CEA does not have proper system to collect garbage serrate the items in the garbage. CEA should check in other countries how do they collect the garbage and dispose them in a proper way. By banning the polythene is this garbage problem will not be solved unless CEA should have proper system in place.

    Rajesh Tuesday, 22 August 2017 03:31 PM

    In our country when the government impose the new system does our public follows that.... For Example01. Government has rule in three wheel more than three person cant travel? Is is happening....02. Government impose a system on the Vegetable transport has have in basket? Does it happening.....If the system is correct every body will follow the system...Same way in the polythene too every public should know how to handle shopping bags since they are getting free in the supper market they use it for the garbage disposal. If supper market charges for the shopping bags then they will re use the same and will not go the garbage disposal.If we go abroad we follow their rules and we do not through any items in the road or streets but the same persons comes to Srilanka they will through the items in the street.By banning polythene all these problem will not be resolved?

    lakstan Wednesday, 23 August 2017 08:17 AM

    Very true.The system of proper disposal should be strictly monitored and fines should be imposed.In our country all laws and regulations are there but no one to monitor.Why shouldn't the CEA should recruit more employees and deploy them to monitor the disposal,at least if one person to each Town council

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