KYIV, Sept 26 – A group of nine lawmakers from the Servant of the People parliamentary faction has proposed to ban the sale of plastic bags of up to 50 mm thick and oxo-degradable (oxo-biodegradable) plastic bags in the territory of Ukraine from January 1, 2022. Bill No. 2051-1 was registered in the Verkhovna Rada on September 18 and published on Wednesday.
"Biodegradable bags are the main alternative to plastic bags in the world. However, insufficient legislative regulation in Ukraine has led to a conflict when consumers are confused, believing that the bag they buy does not harm the environment," the lawmakers said in the explanatory note to the document.