“And today ( Feb. 14th, 2022 ) the Department of the environment (DOE) in Belize made some minor adjustments to the last date that you can sell or possess certain plastic and Styrofoam containers.“
The very difficult balancing act between “The convenience of plastics and protecting the environment is a must for our country and the entire world.
Almost 3 truckloads of plastics are dumped in the oceans every minute of every day. At that rate, by 2030 there will be more tons of plastics in the ocean, than tons of fish. ! Yes you read that right. More Plastics Than Fish.
So every country on earth are changing their laws, or creating new laws to protect the environment, including rivers, seas, ocean and waterways.
And today the Department of the environment (DOE) in Belize made some minor adjustments to the last date that you can sell or possess certain plastic and Styrofoam containers.
(1.) Sale of Prohibited Items has been extended to February 2022
(2.) Possession of Prohibited Products has been extended to March 31st. 2022
Channel 1 Belize.com talks with Department of Environment
about the new regulations for SINGLE-USE-PLASTICS & STYROFOAM
On Monday February 14th, the Department of The Environment announced the following changes to ( SI 17-2022 Regulation 33 (1) Ban on Single-Use-Plastics and Styrofoam Products
The DOE has mounted a massive campaign to tell the public and retailers that there are alternatives to those convenient plastic products.
Many sellers of fast-food items that are served in Styrofoam and or plastic containers are wanting to follow the law, but the overwhelming sentiment is that it will be a tough process to switch to different biodegradable containers, especially for bottled juices.
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Written & Compiled by: channel1Belize.com / digitalBelize,LIVE Staff writer – Monday, February 14th. 2022 – email@example.com