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