Polythene prohibition strictly enforced from today the 1st … food prices also to go up
Central Environment Authority has informed that useage of polythene 0f a high density such as lunch sheets and production of related items imposed closing year 2017 have been completely banned and would be in pressure from today (1).
Although this prohibition had taken effect from September 1st as its first phase, a length of time was
allowed to make relevant preparations in that respect. As from today, like in trading activities, the use of polythene for festivity activities in anyway has been banned.
What Chairman of Central Environment Authority Professor Lal Mervin Dharmasiri said was that a search would be launched for wholesale traders advertising and marketing polythene as from today (1). Whatever it is, the All Ceylon Polythene Producers and Recycling Association say is that no concessions promised to polythene producers with the aid of the government have so some distance not been given. National organiser of All Ceylon Restaurant Owners’ Association, Asela Sampath says that beneath these circumstances food costs would be multiplied in future.