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Haiti - NOTICE : Ban on plastic bags and styrofoam
12/07/2013 11:45:07

Haiti - NOTICE : Ban on plastic bags and styrofoam
This week, the Council of Ministers adopted an Order banning the production, import, marketing and use, in any format whatsoever, of polyethylene bags, input and objects in expanded polystyrene (EPS or PS crystal or styrofoam) for food use such as plates, cups, bottles, bags, cups and plates disposable.

That Order, which replaces that of August 9, 2012, demonstrates the commitment of the Government to take all measures to ensure a healthy environment to the population for a better living environment, and to promote a culture of recycling and use of biodegradable products that protect the environment.

Upon entry into force of this Order, or from 1 August 2013, any shipment of packages containing such items will be confiscated by the customs authorities and the owners punished in accordance with the Customs Code.

Meanwhile, necessary arrangements will be taken by the Ministry of Economy and Finance to facilitate the importation of inputs, containers and paper products or cardboard 100% biodegradable as well as bags and bags made ​​of fiber, sisal or mite.

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