Seven months after the successful implementation of the ban on T-Shirt plastic bags, the Ministry of Health and the Environment has signaled its intention to get rid of another dangerous product.
In a meeting with a number of stakeholders on Tuesday February 7th, Health and Environment Minister, Molwyn Joseph announced that the Government will be moving swiftly ahead to ban all foam products, including cups, plates, coolers, containers and bowls.
While addressing the gathering at the Environment Division at Botanical Gardens, Minister Joseph said that the Gaston Brown Administration remains committed to protecting the environment for present and future generations.
Minister Joseph forcefully stated that the opposition, of a chosen few, will not make him neglect his responsibilities to serve and protect the interests of the people of the twin island state. The Government Official added that it is high time for people to recognize that the onus is on them to take up the mantle and join the fight for what is right.
Among the distributors, wholesalers and business owners in attendance at the function were Dave Soogrin of Mega-Distributors, Stanley Yang of Delightful Restaurant, Lyndon Smart of Little Canton Supermarket as well as Marvin Geno Gore from Gore Global Group Incorporated.
Gore, who CEO of the company, disclosed that they are standing firm with the government and are ready to aid in the fight against harmful pollutants.
On the first of January 2016, the Government of the twin island state implemented a ban on the importation of the commercial plastic bags while a total ban on its use was affected six months later, on July 1st.