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Polystyrene products banned from next month

July 18, 2021 7:30 am
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The ban on the use of polystyrene products commonly known as styrofoam will come into effect from next month.

The government says this entails a complete ban on the import, export and use of Polystyrene and also a raw material used to make Polystyrene products.

It says a well-planned and phased approach was taken by banning imports and exports of the product from January this year as well as a seven month grace period for local manufacturers and retailers to adapt their businesses to operations without polystyrene.

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The government says the Polystyrene Ban will help curb the pollution in Fiji’s waterways, oceans and environment.

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