The Holness administration has decided that a ban is to be imposed on the importation of prescribed amounts of plastic and styro-foam into Jamaica.

Minister without portfolio with responsibility for the Environment, Daryl Vaz, says the ban is to be implemented soon.

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The decision to impose the ban was made following a private members motion tabled in parliament last year by government Senator, Matthew Samuda.

Minister Vaz says the details about the timeline for implementation of the ban are currently being finalized.

Minister Vaz says Prime Minister Andrew Holness had a meeting last week with manufacturers and informed them of the direction in which the government is heading.

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