Home / Georgia / Sales of All Sorts of Polybags Banned starting April 1

Sales of All Sorts of Polybags Banned starting April 1

Under the government plan approved on September 14, 2018, sales of polybags of all sorts and thickness is banned starting April 1, 2019.

The mentioned resolution came into force in two stages. Under regulations for polybag and biodegradable packages, starting October 1, 2018 production, imports and sales of polybags with less that 15-micro thickness was banned, as well as production, imports and sales of oxodegradable polybags.

According to the same resolution, production, imports and sales of polybags satisfying the Georgian standards for biodegradable and compostable bags is admitted.

Technical regulations refer to bodies that produce, import and sell polybags oxodegradable polybags, biodegradable and compostable polybags.

According to the law on administrative offices, entrepreneurs will be fined by 500 GEL for violation of technical regulations. Product will be confiscated. The repeated law violation is fined by 1000 GEL and property confiscation.