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Plastic ban pushed back

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THE BAN on petroleum-based, single-use plastic bags has been put back.

It will now take effect from April 1, 2020 – three months after the originally proposed date.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, speaking at Ocean Fisheries’ 30th Anniversary Awards Dinner Saturday night, said the move would give manufacturers the time they had requested to produce an organic-based bag.(GBM)

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