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SUPs harmful to the environment
Presidential Decree redefines list of SUPs harmful to the environment
 
President Muizzu issued a decree announcing the revised list of SUPs on Thursday
 
President Muizzu has repealed the previous regulations defining environmentally harmful SUPs
 
Plastic water bottles of one liter or less will be prohibited from import and manufacture in the Maldives starting from 1 August 2024

The President’s Office has publicized a newly revised list of Single-Use Plastics (SUPs) that are harmful to the environment.

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu issued a decree announcing the revised list of SUPs on Thursday.

Identifying 14 specific Single-Use Plastics including plastic items and those manufactured with plastic as harmful to the environment, the decree highlights the dates on which their import, manufacture, and sale will be prohibited.

The date of the prohibition of import, production and sale of the 13th item on the list has been modified following the publication of the Presidential Decree.

Plastic water bottles of one liter or less will be prohibited from import and manufacture in the Maldives starting from 1 August 2024, with this update.

Consecutively, these items will be banned from the market starting 1 November 2024.

President Muizzu has repealed the previous regulations defining environmentally harmful SUPs and governing their manufacture, import, and marketing in the Maldives with the publication of this decree.

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Reviewed by: Fathimath Zuhaira
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