BREAKING: BAN ONTHE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Contact: 1Permanent Secretary


BAN ONTHE USE OF PLASTIC BAG

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wishes to advise the general public that it is illegal for a food business place including supermarkets to sell or provide food, either on or off the food premises in a dispOsable plastic food service container.



A person shall not distribute, sell or use disposable plastic shopping bags after August 1, 2020.

Failure to comply with the above mentioned, a person would have committed an offence and liable

on summary conviction of a fine of $5000.00 and to a further fine of $500.00 each day during which

the offence continues.


Please note that Environmental Health Officers will be Visiting food businesses to ensure compliance

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