Don't use petroleum-based containers, the government reminds us
BSJ News Desk
Jan 19, 2020

The government says it wants to remind retailers and the general public that the sale and use of petroleum-based single-use cups, cutlery, and Styrofoam containers used in the culinary retail industry are prohibited.

In addition, the use and offer for sale of plastic and Styrofoam egg trays are also prohibited under the law.

They were banned with effect from July 1, 2019, when the Control of Disposable Plastics Act 2019 became the law of the land.

Under the legislation, items exempted are plastic bags expressly designed for waste disposal, as well as the preservation of food items; plastic bags or polystyrene containers for items for pharmaceutical dispensing or any other medical use; and plastic bags or plastic containers designed for the storage of agricultural products.

Trays made of polystyrene used in the packaging of fresh meat and plastic straws attached to tetra pack boxes are also not included in the ban. (Adapted from the BGIS)

Jan 16, 2020

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