Grenada Is Banning Styrofoam

The island of Grenada has announced a significant new green initiative.

In an effort to ensure that its natural environment is protected and preserved for future generations, the country says it has implemented the new Non-Biodegradable Waste Control Act.

The act began with a ban on the importation of Styrofoam, effective September 1, 2018, which will be followed by sale sanctions on the substance effective March 1 and a complete embargo on its use a month later.

The act will also bar all single use plastics such as shopping bags, cutlery, plates, straws and cups by February 1, 2019.

You can read the full article on Caribbean Journal here.

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