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Yam-based eco friendly lunch sheets, shopping bags introduced

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With the decision of the Environment Ministry to ban polythene and plastic lunch sheets and shopping bags, local manufacturers are keen to introduce new products made out of eco friendly and easily perishable materials.

As an alternative to this ban, various manufacturers are interested in introducing eco-friendly, chemical-free lunch sheets and shopping bags that will decompose quickly.

Accordingly, two young entrepreneurs in the country have come forward to produce eco-friendly lunch sheets and shopping bags using manioc (tapioca), a local edible yam that decomposes easily and quickly.

"Billions of lunch sheets and plastic and polythene shopping bags are being released into the environment, which have  caused massive environmental damage in our country. The supermarket chain alone exceeds one billion and about 1.5 million lunch sheets are released into the environment every day," Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

Overall, shopping bags and lunch wrapping sheets that people buy are not recyclable, but 99% of those bags purchased are disposed directly into the environment.

Therefore, the Minister instructed the Central Environmental Authority to take steps to encourage such eco-friendly products. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

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See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • Jenny K Thursday, 24 June 2021 09:15 PM

    so good to hear this news!

    Kumar Thursday, 24 June 2021 09:30 PM

    Once we finish eating the food, can we eat the lunch wrapping sheet as well. Now that is a winner.

    Seb Thursday, 24 June 2021 09:59 PM

    Very good initiative! Next, a deposit on bottles and everything will be good

    Elasto Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:16 PM

    All three of you do not look very elastic!!!

    Mohanan Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:33 PM

    Brilliant!

    Robert Thursday, 24 June 2021 10:38 PM

    Congratulations . Thank you for worthy product for the nation

    N.Ethirveerasingam Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:25 PM

    Great eco friendly creation. Well done. Export them to other countries.

    kondaya77 Thursday, 24 June 2021 11:26 PM

    Good show,you have helped the country and world well.Wishing your enterprise all the best.

    Hawkeye Friday, 25 June 2021 10:24 AM

    Congratulations ! This is such great news, wish you all success


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See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 


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