In order to minimize the environmental and health issues created by the waste polythene, taking National level Policy decision on controlling the use of polythene and polythene related products has been a long felt national requirement.
Considering the needfulness of minimizing polythene and related products the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has made a decision and obtained Cabinet approval to ban several types of poly ethylene products and some poly styrene products such as lunch sheet made out of Polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE) and Poly propylene, shopping bags and grocery bags made out of High Density Polythylene (HDPE) and Polystyrene lunch boxes with effect from 1st of September 2017.
In order to aware Sri Lanka Police about the new regulations on polythene banning and strengthening the banning process, the Waste Management unit of the CEA organized a workshop with the participation of Mr. Pujith Jayasundara, Inspector General of Police.
Nearly 500 Policemen from different area of the country were participated in the workshop. The main objective of conducting this workshop is to introduce new rules and regulations relevant to management of polythene.
Prof. Lal Mervin Dharmasiri, Chairman, Mr. Hemantha Jayasinghe, Director General, Mr. J M U Indrarathne, Deputy Director General, Waste Management and Mr. Ajith Weerasundara, Director, Waste Management and other senior officials from CEA were participated in the event.