Dominica to ban plastics and Styrofoam by January 2019

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Dominica is the latest Caribbean country moving to prohibit the importation of plastics and Styrofoam:

Government has announced a decision to ban a number of items considered to be inimical to the environment including plastic and Styrofoam containers by 1 January 2019.

The announcement, made by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Wednesday 25 July 2018 during his presentation of the 2018-2019 budget, will help the country to reflect the “Nature Island” designation in every way.

“Consistent with the Government’s vision to create the world’s first climate resilient nation, our designation as “The Nature Isle” and our commitment to protect Mother Earth, effective 1st January 2019, a number of items considered to be inimical to the environment will be banned,” Mr. Skerrit stated.

This ban will include plastic straws, plastic plates, plastic forks, plastic knives, Styrofoam cups, and Styrofoam containers.

Read more at Dominica Vibes.

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