Friday, September 1, 2017

Polythene ban to come into place today?

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

However, polythene manufacturers and the President of the Recyclers’ Association, Anura Wijetunga stated that authorities had
informed them that even though the ban was said to be implemented today (01), the enforcement would not occur till January 2018.

Meanwhile, President of the Canteen Owners’ Association, N. K. Jayawardana stated that more time was needed to gradually move away from the use of polythene.

Director of the Sustainable Solutions Centre of the University of Kelaniya, Dr. U. P. K. Epa stated that the decision of the Government to ban polythene was indeed a timely decision.



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