Use of selected polythene items banned from today

The use of selected polythene items will be banned from today, the Central Environmental Authority Chairman Prof. Lal Marvin Dharmasiri said.

He said that the ban was imposed as a measure to protect the environment.

However though the polythene ban was declared by the government, officials are informed that it will only be in effect from January, 2018, Polythene Manufacturers and Plantation Products Association President Anura Wijethunga said.

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