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The Environment Department of Seychelles has published regulations intended for plastic bags and plastic utensils and polystyrene boxes.

The regulations are:

  • I.… of 2017 – Environment Protection Act, 2016 (Act 18 of 2016) – Environment Protection (Restriction on manufacturing, importation and distribution of Plastic Bags) regulations 2017 
    • This regulation applies to: 
      • 392321:- Of polymers of ethylene
      • 392329:- Of other plastics: – Plastic carrier bags
    • I.… of 2017 – Environment protection Act, 2016 (Act 18 of 2016) – Environment Protection (Restriction on Importation, distribution and sale of Plastic utensils and Polystyrene Boxes) Regulations 2017 
      • This regulation applies to: 
        • 392410: Tableware and kitchenware
        • Plastic cups
        • Plastic plates
        • Plastic spoons
        • Plastic forks
        • Plastic knives
        • Plastic bowls
        • Plastic trays
        • 392310:- Boxes, cases, crates and similar articles:
        • Polystyrene takeaway boxes
        • Boxes, cases, crates and similar articles (HS: 392310), – Of polymers of ethylene (HS: 392321), — Of other plastics (HS: 392329), – Tableware and kitchenware (HS: 392410)

The regulations are open for comments until April 8, 2017.

 

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