Businesses will be fined for selling single-use plastics in 2020

Plastic bottles, straws and empty snack packets flood the Lami Foreshore. Plastics are particularly problematic in Fiji because of inadequate waste management services. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

BUSINESSES found selling single-use plastic bags will be hit with a fine of up to $750,000 beginning January 1, 2020.

This is clearly articulated in the draft Climate Change Bill that is before Parliament.

The draft document says the fine was designed to address plastic pollution.

Government had announced in the 2019-2020 budget that a plastic bag ban would be imposed on all single-use plastic bags, including those with and without handles from January 1, 2020.

Read the full report in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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