The Central Environmental Authority states that a substitute for polythene has been introduced to the local market.
A ban on Polythene products will come into effect from tomorrow.
Speaking to News 24, Deputy Director of the Authority, Upali Indraratne said that 11 factory owners have come forward to manufacture the substitute for polythene.
He said discussions were held with manufacturers in this regard, while final surveys on the matter have now been completed.
Indraratne further said that discussions were also underway with foreign nations to purchase materials required for the production of the substitute product.
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