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Control of Disposable Plastics Act No.11 of 2019.

País/Territorio
Barbados
Tipo de documento
Legislación
Fecha
2019
Fuente
FAO, FAOLEX
Fuente original
Supplement to Extraordinary Gazette dated 29th March, 2019.
Título completo
An Act to make provision for a prohibition on the importation, manufacture, retail of certain disposable plastics, authorize the use of certain types of disposable plastics and provide for related matters.
Materia
Medio ambiente gen., Alimentación y nutrición, Desechos y sustancias peligrosas
Palabra clave
Protección del medio ambiente Control de la contaminación Eliminación de desechos Gestión de desechos
Área geográphica
Americas, Caribe, América Latina y el Caribe, Atlántico Norte, Pequeños estados insulares en desarrollo
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on the 1st day of April, 2020.
Resumen

This Act lays down rules to prohibit the import, distribution, sale and utilization of single use plastic containers, cutlery, straws as well as prohibit the import, manufacture, distribution, sale and use of plastic bags made with a petroleum based resin. The list of exceptions includes bags for garbage, medical use, preservation of food, and a few other uses. This Act allows the import, sale or use of single use plastic containers or cutlery that is labeled and sold as “environmentally sustainable” after obtaining a license from the relevant Minister. In addition, this Act sets out penalties for false or misleading claims related to the environmental sustainability of a product. The provisions of this Act shall not apply to any plastic beverage container referred to in the Returnable Containers Act, Cap. 395A. A Committee will be established to address, monitor and develop plastic pollution prevention programmes; and formulate and implement strategies and programmes to raise public awareness on the pollution created by plastics.

Texto completo
Inglés
Página web
www.barbadosparliament.com

Referencias - Legislación

Enmendado porr

Control of Disposable Plastics (Amendment) Act No. 60 of 2019.

Legislación | Barbados | 2019

Palabra clave: Cumplimiento/aplicación, Comercio interior, Comercio internacional, Infracciones/sanciones, Control de la contaminación

Fuente: FAO, FAOLEX

Revocado por

Control of Disposable Plastics Act No. 8 of 2020.

Legislación | Barbados | 2020

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

Fuente: FAO, FAOLEX