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The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, wishes 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 1st, 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.

SOURCE:  Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment


Minister Luke Browne

Hon. Robert T.L.V. Browne

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