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Polythene ban to come into place today

The Government has issued a gazette banning the use and manufacture of polythene products of 20 microns or less.

According to the gazette, the manufacture of food containers, plates, cups and spoons made out of expanded polystyrene has been banned for in-country use, effective today (01).

Additionally, the sale, offer for sale, free-of-charge offer, exhibition and use of food containers, plates, cups and spoons manufactured from expanded polystyrene within the country has also been banned as of today (01).

Chairman of the Central Environmental Authority (CEA), Dr. Lal Mervin Dharmasiri stated that the polythene ban would come into effect today (01), as a measure of preserving the environment.

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