Special mechanism on standards of polythene products
November 20, 2017 01:11 pm
A special mechanism is underway to identify polythene products matching industry standards, Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) said.
SLSI Director General W.N.N Satharasinghe said that the mechanism will be implemented with regard to the polythene ban which will be effective from January 01.
The identification method has been developed with regard to both biodegradable and composting polythene.
The aim of the program is to provide technical support to manufacturers and importers of polythene, said the Director General.
The Central Environment Authority (CEA) banned the use of polythene lunch sheets, rigifoam boxes and shopping bags, with effect from 1st of September.
President Maithripala Sirisena announced a number of measures including the ban on the import, manufacture and sale of lunch sheets and a ban on the use of polythene for decorations as an initiative to make Sri Lanka polythene-free and find a sustainable solution to solid waste management.