The External Trade (Shopping Plastic Bags Prohibition) Order, 2017, No. 83 of Antigua and Barbuda
The Order bans the import, distribution, sale and use of polyethylene or petroleum-based shopping bags (“sometimes called single-use bags for carrying items from a store to a home”). Arts. 2 and 3.
The Order includes a list of exempted bags and gives the Minister authority to exempt any other bags. The list of exemptions includes bread wrapping; plastic to contain or wrap fish or meat; bags used to package fruits or nuts, confectionary products, dairy products, liquid and frozen products, medicine, small hardware items; dry cleaning bags; and bags used to manage waste including bin liners; etc.