As part of the government’s efforts in battling single-use plastics (SUPs) and in line with the budget speech, Malta will be banning the sale of various single-use plastic products as of 2022. Malta was among the first countries to prohibit the importation of various single-use products from 1 January 2021.
Now the government is taking a further step by banning the distribution of sales of the same items. The items affected by this law include plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, balloon sticks, jablo cups and beverage containers, beverage stirrers, and straws.
This is being enacted as part of the government’s vision to strengthen our environment, tackle marine pollution and improve the quality of our biodiversity.