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Labeling requirements for plastic imports

Saint Lucia

Oct 13, 2022

Saint Lucia's Department of Sustainable Development reminds the general public of mandatory labelling requirements for plastic imports. As per the Styrofoam and Plastics Food Service Containers (Prohibition) Act No. 22 of 2019 and the amendment No. 8 of 2020, all permitted plastics being imported into Saint Lucia must be clearly labelled and accompanied by supporting documentation for identification by the Customs and Excise Department.

Plastic products are typically labeled with a number surrounded by the recycling symbol. These numbers and labels identify both the type of resin used to make the plastic and the product’s recyclability. Any plastic not accompanied by supporting documentation or appropriately labelled to confirm its composition will be detained.

 

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