Dec 25, 2017

Relief for biodegradable polythene

The government intends to grant concessions for raw materials used in the manufacture of biodegradable polythene, said the Garbage Management Unit of the Central Environmental Authority.

According to the Director of the unit, discussions have commenced in this regard.

Tax concessions on the machinery used in producing biodegradable polythene has already been implemented, while the ban on lunch sheets and six other non-degradable polythene products will be strictly enforced from January 01, he said.

Meanwhile, the Sri Lanka Standards Institute has also taken measures to inspect the quality standard of biodegradable polythene products that are being manufactured.

Its Director General Nayana Satharasinghe said after the inspection a report on these manufacturers would be submitted to the Central Environmental Authority.

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