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Sachet packets, inflatable toys, plastic cotton buds to be banned from March 31

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A gazette notification has been issued by Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera banning the use of Sachet packets, inflatable toys, plastic cotton buds with effect from March 31, 2021.

The Extraordinary Gazette in this regard was issued on January 21, under the Section 23W (1) (a) of the National Environmental Act, No. 47 of 1980.

According to the  Gazette, the use of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) material for packing agrochemicals for any process, trade or industry, will come under the ban.

The following plastic items have been banned by the gazette:

- Sachets less than or equal to a net volume of 20ml/ net weight of 20g will be banned. (except for packing food and medicines)

- Inflatable toys are also to be banned. (except balloons, balls, water floating/pool toys, and water sports gear)

- Cotton buds with plastic stems will also come under the ban. (except plastic cotton buds used for medical/clinical treatment) (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

 

 

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  • Chris Sunday, 31 January 2021 09:23 PM

    Back to stone age

    wimal ellepola Sunday, 31 January 2021 10:31 PM

    Import as well as manufacture all unnecessary plastic items and cheap toys should be banned. In addition to draining much needed foreign exchange, they pollute the entire environment while making multinational companies richer.

    Ram Monday, 01 February 2021 02:33 AM

    Liberty of the people infringed.

    Kadiya Monday, 01 February 2021 06:31 AM

    How about inflated politicians?


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