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Control of Disposable Plastics Act No. 8 of 2020.

País/Territorio
Barbados
Tipo de documento
Legislación
Fecha
2020
Fuente
FAO, FAOLEX
Título completo
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.
Materia
Medio ambiente gen.
Palabra clave
Fortalecimiento de la capacidad Certificación Educación Institución Comercio interior Comercio internacional Envasado/etiquetado Infracciones/sanciones Control de la contaminación Principio de cautela Protección del medio ambiente
Área geográphica
Americas, Caribe, América Latina y el Caribe, Atlántico Norte, Pequeños estados insulares en desarrollo
Resumen

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.

Texto completo
Inglés
Página web
www.barbadosparliament.com

Referencias - Legislación

Revoca

Control of Disposable Plastics Act No.11 of 2019.

Legislación | Barbados | 2019

Palabra clave: Protección del medio ambiente, Control de la contaminación, Eliminación de desechos, Gestión de desechos

Fuente: FAO, FAOLEX