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Assistance coming for disabled following plastics ban

With the ban on single use plastics in place, persons living with disabilities may have special conditions extended to them to accommodate their needs.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, along with Permanent Secretary, Esworth Reid, both offered this solution after hearing concerns raised by Special Envoy for the Disabled, Roslyn Hurley, during the town hall meeting on petro-based plastics at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

Ms. Hurley stated the alternative paper-based straws and the reusable metal straws were not suitable for persons with disabilities.

Minister Humphrey expressed regret at the challenges members of the disabled community were facing in relation to the ban on petro-based plastics.

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