Plastic bags to be banned in Georgia from September
28 March, 2017
Plastic bags to be banned in Georgia from September
Polyethylene bags will be forbidden in Georgia soon. The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia will restrict using, importing and selling polyethylene bags (less than 10 microns) from September 2017 and less than 15 microns from January 2018.

As Venera Metreveli the head specialist at the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection,reported, polyethylene bags with more than 15 microns, that can be used more than once, will be available on the market.

According to the specialist,
as the regulation will come into force, specific changes will be made to the civil code. Special sanctions and charges in case of violation will be determined in the code.
As it has been reported, plastic bags will be substituted with paper and textile bags for frequent use.

According to the representative of the ministry, many companies manufacture plastic bags in Georgia and that is why they have not forbidden the production entirely. They think that this new initiative is vital and it will affect the environment in a good way.

Author: Mariam Menabdishvili

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