In order to prevent the accumulation of plastic bags at landfills, in order to protect the environment, from January 1 this year, on the territory of the Municipality of Sremski Karlovci, the implementation of the Decision on the conditions of using bags for delivery of goods at the point of sale and services. December 2019, adopted by the Municipal Assembly.
Its provisions relate to: the use of bags in retail outlets, the materials from which they are manufactured and the obligations that traders have in relation to this issue.
Light plastic bags (up to 50 microns), once widespread in modern consumer society, with this Decision, in the area of Sremski Karlovci, give way to other types of bags for packing purchased goods.
For violating these provisions – as stated in the Decision – fines of 150,000 dinars for a legal entity, 25,000 dinars for a responsible person in a legal entity and 75,000 dinars for an entrepreneur are envisaged.
Thus, in the future, in all retail and wholesale facilities, as well as in the market, retailers will have to offer consumers only paper bags, reusable bags or biodegradable plastic bags (over 50 microns).
The decision on the conditions for using the bag was published in the Karlovac Official Gazette no. 76/2019.
Together with it, in the form of an attachment, there is a Program of measures for the prevention of the creation of waste from plastic bags, with a plan for its implementation.
This issue of the Official Gazette, as well as others, can be found, in electronic form, on the official website of the Municipality of Sremski Karlovci.
Source: Municipality of Sremski Karlovci
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