On Saturday , 1st December 2018 the Ban on free plastic bags is set to begin in Cyprus.
However , the traders will begin to charge customers a fee to be set by ministers. According to reports the charge will be set around 25 kurus.
Traders that fail to charge customers could incur a fine equal to the monthly minimum wage , currently 2.620 TL . The fine will be imposed by Environmental Protection Department .
Leaflets are bring distributed across the country to inform the customers. Awareness of the new Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste Management will also be boosted by public announcements on television.