Digital Desk, Seoul. Cafes and restaurants in South Korea will ban the use of disposable products from next year to reduce plastic waste amid the pandemic. This information was given by the Ministry of Environment on Friday.
The ministry recently issued an administrative notice that a revised law prohibiting the use of disposable items, such as paper cups and plastic straws, inside cafes, fast food chains and other restaurants, is reported in January or next month, Yonhap news agency reported. will be implemented at the earliest.
The government initially banned the use of plastic by law in August 2018, but allowed the use of disposable items during the coronavirus pandemic due to fears that the virus would not spread through frequently used items. . The ministry said the decree was recently lifted to tackle the problem of waste as the use of disposable products increased amid the pandemic.
Under this new amendment, cafes and eateries may face fines according to the frequency of plastic-ban policy violations and the size of their stores.