The Central Environmental Authority has knowledgeable the Ministry of Surroundings that the ban on using lunch sheets and sachet packets has been profitable.
The Authority mentioned the manufacturing, distribution and sale of air-filled toys, plastic cotton buds, polythene packaging that don’t embody meals and non-pharmaceutical sachets have been banned with impact from the thirty first of March this yr.
In accordance with the Ministry of Surroundings the sale of sachet packets price Rs.960 million are bought within the nation yearly.
The Ministry additionally mentioned 5,745 million lunch sheets are launched to the setting yearly.
The Central Environmental Authority will hand over a report back to the Minister of Surroundings on this regard whereas stating that 4,930 raids might be carried out earlier than the tip of 2021.
The Surroundings Ministry mentioned Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed the Central Environmental Authority to conduct raids to establish if the banned supplies are nonetheless being manufactured.