Selling/Providing plastic bags now illegal for food businesses in SVG

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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 places including supermarkets to sell or provide food, either on or off the food premises in a disposable plastic food service container.

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

Failure to comply with the above, 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.