Nature Foundation Requests Update From Parliament on Steps to Ban Single-Use Plastics. | SMN News

PHILIPSBURG:—The Sint Maarten Nature Foundation has requested in writing an update from Parliament on steps currently being taken to ban single-use plastic products such as plastic bags, straws and cutlery, and Styrofoam food containers in an effort to reduce marine litter and pollution on St Maarten. Single-use plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental catastrophes of this generation. These types of plastics are also a major contributor to the current situation at the Philipsburg landfill.

St Maarten uses a remarkable amount of single-use plastics every day, as plastic bags are given for free for every purchased item and plastic

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