Grenada is Moving to Ban the use of Styrofoam

ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA (JUL 18, 2018): GRENADA IS MOVING TO BAN THE USE OF STYROFOAM products by February 1 next year; and all plastic products except plastic bangs bags by August 1 next year.

ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA (JUL 18, 2018): GRENADA IS MOVING TO BAN THE USE OF STYROFOAM products by February 1 next year; and all plastic products except plastic bags by August 1 next year.

Based on the proposed law single-use plastic bags will be banned by February 2020.

A far-reaching environmental protection bill is being brought before the Grenada parliament on Wednesday.

In each instance, the bill will be implemented in three phases.

  1. In the case of Styrofoam, a complete ban on the importation will go into effect from September this year;
  2. A ban on its sale by New Year’s;
  3. A complete ban on its use a month later;

The other part of the proposed law will prohibit the single-use plastic cutlery, food containers, plates, cups, glasses and straws.

The ban on the import of these will be next February – and stores won’t be able to sell them by July next year.

A month later the complete ban on their use comes into effect.

Regarding plastic bags – a ban on importation will come into effect in February next year and the sale or distribution of it by December next year, before the complete ban on use takes effect two months later.

Leading environmentalists and the Grenada Tourism and Hotel Association have been among those clamoring for Grenada to join a growing list of nations banning the use of Styrofoam and plastic products.

When the new government was sworn-in last March, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said that his government would move to institute the bans.

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