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No exceptions to plastic bag ban

January 4, 2020 7:12 am

The Department of Environment has corrected remarks made during consultations with private sector partners in Suva yesterday.

During the consultation it was mistakenly stated that tear-away plastic bags are allowed for fresh produce, frozen meat products and baked goods.

The Ministry has clarified that tearaway plastic bags are indeed considered single-use plastics bags and, therefore, are completely banned.

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It says any confusion caused with the initial statement was erroneously made.

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