Greener practices are being promoted in all government departments as the Seychelles’ Ministry of Environment adopts new measures to eliminate single-use plastic products, said a top environment officer. 

“We are telling people to stop using plastics and we are passing new laws and regulations, but it needs to start with us in the government,” said Nanette Laure, director general for waste, enforcement and permit section.

The decision follows the approval of the Cabinet of Ministers in an attempt to make the government a leading example in the effort to get rid of single-use of plastic products such as plastic cups, plates, cuts Styrofoam takeaway boxes.

Laure said that a list of recommendations has been put forward advising government departments to stop using plastic products in their activities….
Source: Seychelles News Agency