Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/07/08

Bali officially bans all single-use plastic to curb ocean pollution

A worker sorts used plastic bottles to be recycled at a plastic recycling center in Denpasar, Bali.“Bali has banned the use of single-use plastic items in a bid to cut down on ocean pollution.
The law prohibiting plastic bags, straws and Styrofoam has come into effect as of July 2, after a six-month transition period that ended last month.
The Indonesian government has ambitious goals for the policy, hoping to achieve a 70 percent decrease in Bali’s plastic marine waste within a year.
“This policy is aimed at producers, distributors, suppliers and business actors, including individuals, to suppress the use of single-use plastics. They must substitute plastics with other materials,” Bali Governor Wayan Koster said at the time, according to the Jakarta Post.”

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Fonte: New York Post, 2 de julho de 2019

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