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Control of Disposable Plastics Act No. 8 of 2020.

Pays/Territoire
Barbade
Type du document
Législation
Date
2020
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Titre complet
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.
Sujet
Environnement gén.
Mot clé
Renforcement des capacités Certification Éducation Institution Commerce intérieur Commerce international Emballage/étiquetage Infractions/sanctions Lutte contre la pollution Principe de précaution Protection de l’environnement
Aire géographique
Amériques, Caraïbes, Amérique latine et Caraïbes, Atlantique Nord, Petits états insulaires en développement
Résumé

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.

Texte intégral
Anglais
Site web
www.barbadosparliament.com

Références - Législation

Abroge

Control of Disposable Plastics Act No.11 of 2019.

Législation | Barbade | 2019

Mot clé: Protection de l’environnement, Lutte contre la pollution, Élimination de déchets, Gestion des déchets

Source: FAO, FAOLEX