Tue, 05 Mar 2024 Today's Paper

Plastic, polythene use cannot be eliminated; can reduce using 3R stands: Dr. Jasinghe

5 July 2021 09:51 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The use of plastic and polythene cannot be completely eliminated, but it can be done by implementing certain programmes to reduce their use, such as 3R stands, Environment Ministry Secretary Dr. Anil Jasinghe said.

He said the subject Minister Mahinda Amaraweera is to present several cabinet papers proscribing a number of non-essential but alternative polythene and plastic products.

According to Dr. Jasinghe, the Ministry is currently working on the 3R concept, which stands for Reducing-Recycling- Reusing. This allows us to minimize the use of plastic and polythene, he said.

Accordingly, a gazette notification has been issued to ban five types of polythene and plastic-based products.

"We have given a grace period of three months to sell products manufactured by those companies. But we are not prepared to give such concessions over and over again. Certain plastics and polythene-based products, such as string hopper racks, are still available in the market. These racks have been produced long time ago using natural ingredients. When the string hoppers are boiled, these plastic string hopper racks also boil. They are highly toxic. They are getting added to food. But people do not accept this. "Either do the wrong method with knowledge," Dr. Jasinghe explained.

Therefore, the Ministry decided to prohibit such substances without a second thought. This decision was made with the environment and our country's human health in mind, according to Dr. Jasinghe. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)


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

  Comments - 1

Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka
  • Eater Monday, 05 July 2021 10:48 AM

    Why can't we eat it?


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





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

Building the Future: Rhino Roofing Products Celebrates Win for Revolutionary RBS Cement Panels

Rhino Roofing Products Limited is delighted to announce that its innovative R

RTI reveals… Budget allocated to conduct one election in 2024

The Presidential and General elections are two much anticipated events in Sri

Sri Lanka’s War with Elephants

The discovery of an elephant carcass in Giribawa on February 6 raised the tot

“Govt. tax policies are based on deals” -Dr. HariniAmarasuriya

National People’s Power or NPP, the major alliance of JanathaVimukthi Peram