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​Environment Protection (Control of single use plastic products) Regulations 2020​

Country/Territory
Mauritius
Document type
Regulation
Date
2020
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Government Gazette of Mauritius No. 111 of 1 September 2020
Subject
Food & nutrition, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Packaging/labelling Waste management
Geographical area
Africa, Eastern Africa, Indian Ocean, Small Island Developing States
Entry into force notes
These regulations shall come into operation on 15 January 2021.
Abstract

These regulations, amending the 2001 Environmental Act, are intended to prohibit the use of single use plastic products. According to the document, "single use plastic product” means a plastic product intended to be used once only before it is thrown away. Under article 4, no person shall import for home consumption, manufacture, possess, sell, supply or use any non-biodegradable single use plastic product specified in Part I of the Second Schedule, unless he –(a) is registered with the Director; and (b) has obtained clearance from the Director. The procedure to obtain the clearance is defined at the document.

Full text
English
Website
environment.govmu.org

References - Legislation

Implements

Environment Protection Act 2002 (No. 19 of 2002).

Legislation | Mauritius | 2002 (2022)

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Environmental standards, Pollution control, Standards, Protection of environment, Framework law, Basic legislation, Institution, EIA, Enforcement/compliance, Environmental audit, Court/tribunal, Access-to-information, Authorization/permit, Environmental fees/charges, Environmental planning, Early warning system, Hazards, Special fund, Offences/penalties, Policy/planning, Land-use planning, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Coastal zone management, Waste management, Waste prevention, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Pesticides, Freshwater pollution, Water quality standards, Sustainable development

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Environment Protection (Control of Single Use Plastic Products) (Amendment) Regulations, Government Notice no. 64 of 2023.

Legislation | Mauritius | 2023

Keyword: Procedural matters, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX