On January 1st 2019 the ban on Styrofoam and plastic will be implemented in Dominica.
The Prime Minister Honorable Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit made this announcement during the 2018/2019 budget.
He stated that it would enable Dominica to reflect the “Nature Isle” destination.
Continuing the journey in making Dominica the first resilient country in the world the decision was taken by the government to eradicate the importation of non-biodegradable containers and plastic implements used in food service from the 1st of January 2019.
This means that whatever plastic and Styrofoam materials are already in the country will be the last imported. The materials included in this ban will include plastic straws, plastic plates, plastic forks, plastic knives, Styrofoam cups, and Styrofoam containers.
Vibes Radio took to the streets and got the views of a few individuals.
Individuals voiced their opinions of which majority was in favor of the ban with health reasons and environment preservation being their main concerns.
One interviewee stated that she thought the process of eliminating these materials need to be properly planned before it is implemented she also added that steps towards implementation should have already begun.