Cabinet approves ban on selected plastic products from 2021

The Cabinet of Ministers yesterday (19) granted approval to ban several single-use plastic and polythene waste materials with effect from 2021.

Thereby, the packaging of chemical and pesticides in Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) and Vinyl Chloride (PVC) containers, sachets made of polythene and plastic lesser than 20 ml/ 20g, inflatable plastic toys and plastic cotton buds have been banned from 01 January 2021.

In addition, glass containers, bio degradable cotton buds and eco-friendly toys are to serve as alternatives.