In Ukraine, the law on limiting the circulation of plastic bags will enter into force
packages “. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Environment Protection and Natural Resources of the republic.
It is noted that from December 10, the first stage of the restrictions envisaged by the law will begin to operate in the country. In particular, free distribution of plastic bags will be prohibited in shops, pharmacies, food outlets and the service sector. An exception will be biodegradable, as well as ultra-thin bags used for packaging bulk products, fresh fish, meat and ice.
Administrative sanctions will be applied to violators of these requirements. It is also noted that at the next stage of the implementation of the law, restrictions on the production and circulation of disposable plastic products will come into force.
Earlier, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a bill banning the use of plastic bags. According to him, for their production and distribution, legal entities and individuals will be punished with a fine of up to 3.4 thousand hryvnia (about 9.4 thousand rubles), and in case of a repeated violation – up to 8.5 thousand hryvnia (almost 23.5 thousand rubles ).