From January 1, 2022, it is envisaged to ban the sale of polyethylene bags and sacks. At the Cabinet meeting held on January 23, 2020 the executive approved government's legislative initiative on making amendments to e RA Law on Trade and Services.
According to the bill, starting from January 1,2022, the seller will be prohibited from selling polyethylene sacks and bags up to 50 microns thick in commercial establishments and places of trade. According to official information, there are 44 legal entities and individuals involved in the production of plastic products for packaging in Armenia. According to research and analysis, about 12,000 tons of polyethylene package are produced annually in the republic.
About 1 million households in the country consume at least 1-2 polyethylene bags per day, producing about 3600-4000 tons of polyethylene bags annually, which makes up about 30% of the polyethylene sacks and bags produced annually in the republic. With the adoption and implementation of the bill, the volume of production of polyethylene bags and sacks will be reduced by about 30%. The adoption of the bill is expected to reduce pollution of the environment and its components, improve the ecological status in the republic.
12:52 January 24, 2020