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Sale of most single-use plastics banned

By: J.S., STA

The government adopted on Wednesday a regulation banning the sale of single-use plastic products bar a few exceptions.

Products to be banned include plastic cutlery, plates and straws as well as ear swabs, except for those used as medical equipment. Also banned are plastic stir sticks and balloon sticks with the exception of those intended for industrial use and not for customers. The regulation, which will enter into force 15 days after it is published in the Official Gazette, also prescribes the labelling of certain permitted single-use plastic items to raise awareness about recycling.


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