Sri Lankan government banned manufacture of plastic

A man walks along the street with plastic bags in Los Angeles, Thursday, May 24, 2012. Now that the city of Los Angeles has taken the first step toward banning plastic bags, it appears the little utilitarian bags themselves may be headed for the trash heap of history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Guwahati/1st September’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Sri Lankan government immediately banned the use and manufacture of plastic shopping bags on Friday. Manufacturing food containers, plates, cups and spoons were banned in immediate effect which is proposed by Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, said Lal Mervin Dharmasiri the Chairman of the Central Environmental Authority. Reusable cloth bags made compulsory and added in the law replaced polythene and Styrofoam materials. The government strictly directed the local shops and other markets to use paper and cloth bags which is help out the nation to keeping the environment safe from pollution. After the banned of polythene manufacturing company around 345,000 employees would lose their jobs. The government ordered the manufacturers to take alternated production as they will be not charged till January 2018. A fine of 10,000 Sri Lankan rupees to be changed or two-year of imprisonment if anyone found using or manufacturing the banned plastic products.

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