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The Environment Ministry is preparing a sub-decree to ban the import and production of single-use plastic products to reduce plastic pollution in the Kingdom.
Ministry spokesman Neth Pheaktra yesterday said the products include plastic straws, spoons and cups, which are replaceable by more environment friendly versions.
He said the ministry wants the public to use glass or straws made out of bamboo, paper or metal because those materials are environmentally friendly.
“The ministry has agreed to draft a sub-decree to prohibit the importation and production of single-use plastic products,” Mr Pheaktra said. “We are participating in the protection of the environment and we are aiming to reduce plastic consumption.”