Alternatives for Polythene and Plastic

A display workshop on available alternative products for Polythene and Plastic items will be facilitated by the Ministry of Environment & Wildlife Resources. Inventors and Entrepreneurs of such alternative products are kindly requested to exhibit their products for observations of Ministry officials. 

Workshop details are as below.

1. Date : 24.09.2020

2. Time : 10.00 a.m. -2.00 p.m.

3. Venue : Ministry of Environment & Wildlife Resources, Wildlife Resources Division


 Since Sri Lanka is in Polythene / Plastic minimizing effort, aiming for Polythene / Plastic free country, this may be an opportunity for you to boost your products.

Please send an application on or before 28.08.2020, to the Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Wildlife Resources, Wildlife Resources Division, No 1090, Sri Jayawardanapura Mawatha, Rajagiriya with a brief description and picture/s of your product/s. 

Once the products has been identified as at satisfactory level, Ministry will take necessary steps to promote them.



Ministry of Environment & Wildlife Resources.


Incentives for Inventors / Entrepreneurs 

1. Carry out necessary policy steps on promotions.

a. Take immediate steps to get the approval and implement the cabinet memorandum which has been prepared by CEA on Polythene consumption.

b. Promote the products at satisfactory level by banning the relevant Polythene / Plastic product. 

2. Co-ordinate to receive necessary assistance from other relevant government institutions.

2.1 Provide recommendations to the relevant institutions for loan facilities on requirement.

2.2 Provide assistance for coordination of market.

2.3 Assist to obtain relevant training (Finance, Technology)

2.4 Introduce the products to the government sector institutions, schools, universities, offices, canteens etc.

2.5 Assist to receive media promotions.

2.6 Introduce sponsors when Technological, financial and infrastructure facilities are not sufficient.

2.7 Provide assistance from universities and other research institutions to upgrade the quality of the product.



1. Priority will be given to the products which are made up of raw materials in Sri Lanka.

2. Extreme utilization of raw materials are not encouraged. Sustainable utilization should be considered.  When a raw materials is to be used continuously there should be a mechanism for regenerate / replace it.

3. Manufacturing process on utilization of the raw material should not badly affect the process of manufacturing of another product.

4. Disposal of waste during the manufacturing process should be done only according to an accepted methodology.