Single use plastic bags to be gradually prohibited in Georgia, starting from October

12 Sep 2018 - 13:19

  • Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze stated that regulations against the single use plastic bags have already been adopted.  Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 12 Sep 2018 - 13:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

The usage of single-use plastic bags will gradually be prohibited in Georgia starting next month, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze stated today.

PM Bakhtadze stated that the step will help the country on its path towards a greener economy.

The world has started a war against plastic, which pollutes the environment the most. We are also taking steps to reduce negative impact on nature,” Bakhtadze stated.

He said that the pollution of the environment with plastic bags is one of the most severe problems  in Georgia.

  • From October 1, 2018 production of plastic bags with the thickness less than 15 micrometers, as well as their import and the sale will be prohibited. 
  • From April 1, 2019 production of any type of plastic bags will be prohibited. 
  • Only production and the sale of such bags will be allowed, which are biodegradable and safe for environment. 

Degradation of plastic bags requires more than hundred years and they cause serious damage to nature.