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Ukrainian MPs ban plastic bags as of 2022

Ukrainian MPs ban plastic bags as of 2022
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Parliament has given the first reading to bill No 2051-1 banning the use of plastic bags in retail and restaurants as of 2022.

The ban will apply to bags under 50 microns but not to biodegradable bags, ultralight bags under 225 mm wide (without side folds), under 345 mm deep (including side folds) and under 450 mm (handles included).

The ban will not apply to bags used for packing fresh fish and meat, bulk food and ice.

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