Gov’t Announced Ban on Plastics

Gov’t Announced Ban on Plastics

•          The Government announced a ban on plastics starting January 1, 2019. The ban is on the importation, manufacture, distribution and use of single-use plastic bags, commonly referred to as “scandal bags”; expanded polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as Styrofoam; and plastic drinking straws.

•          $75 million has been committed over three years, to  implement a plastic bottle deposit scheme in partnership with Recycling Partners of Jamaica, for islandwide collection and export of plastic bottles under the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme.

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