Colombia will eliminate single-use plastic in July

Next July 7 is the date of entry into force of the ban in Colombia on the production and use of single-use plastic

Law 2232, of 2022, establishes the gradual elimination of single-use plastic in Colombia starting next July 7. The legal tool seeks to direct the country towards a sustainable and ecological alternative.

In this way, as of the indicated date, the production and use of single-use plastics will be prohibited, aiming for its gradual replacement with eco-friendly alternatives.

It is important to note that some exceptions are provided, such as “those products that fulfill a medical purpose or that are used for food preservation.” This means, hygiene and asepsis products; those used in “medical, pharmaceutical and/or clinical nutrition conservation and protection that do not have alternative materials to replace them.”

On the other hand, plastics used to contain chemical products whose handling represents a risk to human health or the environment will also be exempt; those used to contain and preserve foods, liquids and beverages of animal origin; products for specific purposes “that for hygiene or health reasons require a single-use plastic bag or container, in accordance with health regulations”; “packaging or containers of the products taken into consideration by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) for the determination of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or Family Basket, except those whose purpose is to package or package fruits, vegetables and tubers fresh that in their natural state have shells; fresh aromatic herbs, fresh vegetables and fresh mushrooms; laundry clothes; diaries; newspapers; and packaging for non-prepackaged liquids, foods and meals for immediate consumption, take-out or home delivery.”


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