Environment Protection (Banning of Plastic Bags) Regulations 2015

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The characteristics of the Regulation

Type of regulation:
Import Permit - required
Description of the regulation:

The Environment Protection (Banning of Plastic Bags) (Amendments) Regulations 2015 Environment Protection (Banning of Plastic Bags) Regulations 2015

Partner countries to which it applies:

All countries

Authority who issued the regulation:
Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change
(Department of Environment & Sustainable Development)
10th Floor, Ken Lee Tower
Cnr. St. George & Barracks Streets
Port Louis, Mauritius
Email: menv@govmu.org

+230 203 6200
http://environment.govmu.org
Contact: 
Officer in charge
menv@govmu.org

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How is the regulation enforced?

Authority enforcing the control:
Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change
(Department of Environment & Sustainable Development)
10th Floor, Ken Lee Tower
Cnr. St. George & Barracks Streets
Port Louis, Mauritius
Email: menv@govmu.org

+230 203 6200
http://environment.govmu.org

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The process in order to get compliance

Process for complying:

No person shall import a biodegradable plastic bag or a compostable plastic bag unless he holds a clearance from the Director of Environment

For the purpose of obtaining the clearance, the importer shall make an application to –
(a) the Director one month prior to the shipment of the consignment; and
(b) submit an original certificate of conformity or a certified copy of the original certificate of conformity to the appropriate standard, issued by a body recognised by the Mauritius Standards Bureau

Authority delivering compliance:
Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change
(Department of Environment & Sustainable Development)
10th Floor, Ken Lee Tower
Cnr. St. George & Barracks Streets
Port Louis, Mauritius
Email: menv@govmu.org

+230 203 6200
http://environment.govmu.org

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