Macau Bans More Single-Use Plastics Starting January 2024
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Macau Bans More Single-Use Plastics, Styrofoam Starting January 2024

Macau Bans More Single Use Plastics Styrofoam Starting January 2024

The Macao SAR Government announced on Monday, Sept. 4, that they’re expanding their ban on single-use plastic and Styrofoam (polystyrene) imports starting January 2024 to ensure the quality of the city’s environment.

This development comes after an extensive analysis of the city’s situation, looking at other regions’ experiences, and discussing with relevant trade associations and sectors, according to the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA).

The upcoming ban, which focuses on non-biodegradable plastic plates and cups and disposable Styrofoam trays for food products, is in addition to the existing ban on Styrofoam takeaway bowls, boxes, cups, and dishes (in effect since January 2021) and single-use plastic straws and stirrers (in effect since January 2022).

The DSPA also said in a statement that they’ll schedule a session to explain the ban further to relevant sectors.

For more information, the public can contact the DSPA through their environmental line at (853)2876 2626 or e-mail at [email protected].

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