Ban On Disposable Plastic Shopping Bags -$5000.00 If Caught

The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment wish to advise the general public that it is illegal for a food business place including supermarkets to sell or provide food, either on or off the food premises in a disposable plastic food service container.

A person shall not distribute, sell or use disposable plastic shopping bags after August 1, 2020.

Failure to comply with the above mentioned, a person would have committed an offence and liable on summary conviction of a fine of $5000.00 and to a further fine of $500.00 each day during which the offence continues.

Please note that Environmental Health Officers will be visiting food businesses to ensure compliance.

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