Serbia set to ban plastic bags

Serbia set to ban plastic bags

Serbia set to ban plastic bags Izvor: Pixabay. com

The Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection is set to ban plastic bags and introduce mandatory payments for biodegradable bags, Belgrade newspaper Politika has said.

 Politika was told at the Ministry that Serbia will implement all measures defined in the recently introduced European Strategy for Plastics which limits the use of plastic bags to 90 a year per person to the end of 2019.

“We are in constant communication with the big retail chains and the NGO sector to raise awareness about this issue,” sources at the Ministry said.

According to unofficial estimates by the retail sector, some 20 million Euro are spent each year on plastic bags in Serbia with the population using an average of seven bags a day.  

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

MOST POPULAR

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

Serbian opposition leader says regime will fall at first sign of dissent 14:50 h

14:50 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Dodik, Pope agree on need to preserve peace and stability 14:12 h

14:12 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Kosovo president says recognition only possible topic with Serbia in Berlin 14:07 h

14:07 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Hahn: goal is to unblock Kosovo dialogue 13:12 h

13:12 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Kosovo PM Haradinaj hopes President Thaci will share same views in Berlin 12:00 h

12:00 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbian president meets Russian, Belarus counterparts in China 11:29 h

11:29 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbia relocates embassy from Libya to Tunisia 11:03 h

11:03 h  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Serbian minister meets Huawei officials 10:52 h

10:52 h  |  NEWS

loader