The Ministry of Health and the Environment would like to inform business places and members of the general public that Stage Two of the Styrofoam Ban is in effect.
According to the ministry, from January 1st– June 2018, the ban on the importation of utensils –plastic spoons, forks, knives, plastic straws, fruit trays, meat trays, vegetable trays and egg cartons is in full effect.
All stage two products imported after January 1st, 2018 will be confiscated.
The ministry advised, that there will be a six-month phasing out period to deplete existing stock. This ends on June 30th, 2018.
All approved alternative products listed in the Styrofoam Ban Regulations/Legislation will be tax-free, the Ministry of Health and Enviroment included.
The general public is advised to act accordingly.