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Study on Potential Alternatives for the Banned Polythene Bags and Lunch Sheets (PBLS) and Exploring the Nature of PBLS Prevailing in the Market in Sri Lanka

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S. P. Fernando ,

Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, LK
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P. C. J. De Silva,

Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, LK
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I. V. Kuruppu,

Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, LK
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G. V. N. Aiome,

Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, LK
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D. R. P. Dembatapitiya,

Department of Agriculture, LK
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Socio Economics and Planning Centre
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G. K. C. Nilusha

Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, LK
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Abstract

The study illustrates potential alternatives for the banned polythene bags and lunch sheets (PBLS) imposed in 2017 by the Sri Lankan government and explores the nature of PBLS in the market in Sri Lanka. Results reveal that the government, at present, has no laboratory facilities to test degradability of PBLS. Further, there are very few alternatives for the banned PBLS while the high price acts as the main limitation for its popularity.
How to Cite: Fernando, S.P., De Silva, P.C.J., Kuruppu, I.V., Aiome, G.V.N., Dembatapitiya, D.R.P. and Nilusha, G.K.C., 2020. Study on Potential Alternatives for the Banned Polythene Bags and Lunch Sheets (PBLS) and Exploring the Nature of PBLS Prevailing in the Market in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, 7(2), pp.25–45. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljer.v7i2.113
Published on 18 Sep 2020.
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