New plastic bans have been gazetted
The new waste management regulations were gazetted into law yesterday. These are the plastic bans which were announced at the beginning of the year. From 1st December this year the following items are banned:
single use plastic cups
single use plastic folks
single use plastic knives
single use plastic plates
single use plastic spoons
single use plastic stirrers
Plastic egg cartons
The definitions of single use bag has been changed to include all types of plastic and all thicknesses and sizes. So all kinds of single use shopping bags are covered by the ban including the so-called “biodegradable” or “compostable” ones.
The definition of a “disposable container” made of polystyrene has been changed to include open containers not just closed or lidded one.
Click here to see a copy of the official gazette
We should be saying “Ta Ta Plastik” to those red meshes in the markets and supermarkets very soon