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Plastics ban ‘way to go’

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, heatherlynevanson@nationnews.com

Added 06 January 2019

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Programme manager with the Future Centre Trust, Ann Harding. (Picture by Heather-Lynn Evanson)

THE DAYS OF STYROFOAM, single use plastics, even plastic straws are numbered, as the ban on them looms in about three months. 

And while Ann Harding, programme manager at the Future Centre Trust, expects there to be opposition to the move, she has stressed there are more environmentally friendly options to those everyday items.

The proposed ban was first announced by Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey on his social media page about three months ago. 
Last week a number of stakeholders met on the issue and yesterday, Harding confirmed the ban would come into force on April 1. (HLE)

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