Sri Lanka Sri Lanka publishes regulation to set Plastic Material Identification Standards

On January 21, 2021, Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Environment published the “National Environmental (Plastic Material Identification Standards) Regulations No. 01 of 2021” which requires the marking to manufactured plastic products in accordance with the criteria listed in the following schedule.

For plastic products manufactured using the raw materials listed in column I of the schedule, one of the symbols presented in column III must be selected and displayed on the product.

“Plastic Item” means a product manufactured using polyethylene, terephthalate, high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, polystyrene, any other similar raw material or any mixture thereof.

The regulation can be downloaded from the following URL (in English).