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Control of Disposable Plastics Act No. 8 of 2020.

Country/Territory
Barbados
Document type
Legislation
Date
2020
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to revise the law relating to the prohibition on the importation, manufacture, distribution and sale of certain single-use plastic items, authorise the use of certain types of disposable plastic items and to provide for related matters.
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Capacity building Certification Education Institution Internal trade International trade Packaging/labelling Offences/penalties Pollution control Precautionary principle Protection of environment
Geographical area
Americas, Caribbean, Latin America and the Caribbean, North Atlantic, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

This Act prohibits, with effect from the 1 May 2020, (I) the import, distribute, offer for sale, sales or usage of any prohibited goods set out in the First Schedule; and (II) the manufacture, distribution, offer for sale or usage of any single-use plastic bags. Furthermore, this Act lays down provisions on licensing for the importation of any single-use plastic item that is labelled or marketed as environmentally sustainable or any item set out in the Third Schedule; exemption for certain single-use plastic items; unavailabiltiy of bio-based alternatives to plastics; establishment of the Bio-Based Innovation Committee; and offences and penalties. The purposes of the Bio-Based Innovation Committee are to: (i) recommend, monitor and oversee the development of plastic pollution prevention programmes; (ii) recommend, monitor and oversee the development of bio-based innovations, and promote the development of the bio-based economy; and (iii) make recommendations and develop proposals for public education on plastics and bio-based alternatives to plastics.

Full text
English
Website
www.barbadosparliament.com

References - Legislation

Repeals

Control of Disposable Plastics Act No.11 of 2019.

Legislation | Barbados | 2019

Keyword: Protection of environment, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX