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Ban for plastic and Styrofoam

LISA KING, [email protected]

Ban for plastic and Styrofoam

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GOT PLASTIC? Not for long.

Plastic and styrofoam could soon no longer be a part of the Barbados landscape, as Minister of the Environment and Drainage Dr Denis Lowe has said a complete ban is coming.

Speaking to the media yesterday from his Warrens Tower office, Lowe said no date for implementation could be given since the ministry still had to sit with all the stakeholders in the production of plastics so they could come up with a commodity which could replace it.

“Before the ministry takes any substantive forward step on it, we have to have consultation with all the players in the plastic business. We are going to invite them in to have a consultation about what they see as the most ready solution to plastics in the waste stream. They will help us decide what the policy will be.” (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.