Serbian capital of Belgrade to ban plastic bags in 2020
The city assembly of Belgrade has decided to impose a ban on plastic bags in the Serbian capital beginning from 1st January 2020. The Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia states that the use of plastic bags at retail outlets has reduced by 60% since many retail chains started charging a nominal token fee for plastic bags in July 2018. However, the consumption of plastic bags per capita remains high around 300, annually. The city assembly announced that the law will also impose heavy fines on violators to achieve compliance, ranging from 25,000 dinars (245 USD) for individuals to 150,000 Serbian dinars (1,470 USD) for legal entities.
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