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Consultation will ask whether disposable vapes should be banned

DEFA to consider adding items to list of banned single-use plastics

A public consultation will take place soon into whether disposable vapes should be banned on the Isle of Man.

The UK recently announced it would aim to ban the items there by early next year, in a move said to protect children's health.

'The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, has become acutely aware of the environmental implications posed by disposable vapes.'

Here on the Island, the Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister has been asked what consideration has been given to adding single-use vaping products to the list of banned single use plastics.

Clare Barber says matters relating to single-use plastic and waste disposal have been explored and the best approach considered. 

As a result, draft Regulations using the Climate Change Act have been prepared and subject to Department approval a public consultation to ban the use of disposable vapes is planned in Spring 2024.

The response comes following a Tynwald Question for Written Answer from Douglas South MHK Sarah Maltby.

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