Maldives to ban import of goods containing ozone depleting substances

The Maldives will ban the import of goods containing ozone depleting substances, including environmentally harmful hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), reports local media.

Environment Minister Mariyam Shakeela signed a memorandum of understanding with the Maldives Customs Service Commissioner General Mohamed Aswan today (July 18) to facilitate the implementation of the “Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer”.

Shakeela noted that imports of air conditioning, freezers, minibars and water coolers containing HCFC would soon be banned.

“We are now getting ready for that. But such moves aren’t possible without the assistance of institutions such as customs,” she said.


3 thoughts on “Maldives to ban import of goods containing ozone depleting substances”

  1. Good move. Finally, a move that really helps the nation.

    But, this never came out of barbaric desert scrolls. Hmmm, I wonder if this would work?

    Quantifying merits, science driven actions have more impact than desert scrolls. Hmmm... wonder why?

    Maybe the desert scrolls are worthless?

  2. This is a joke and it would never happen. Even if a law is passed, our corrupt systems will allow goods to flow in.

    The Tourism ministry should consider 'resort waste management' issues which are more priority as we depend on the sea and if we loose what it provides us due to pollution from resort garbage, we have no future.

    The ozone layer can wait for a while...scientists have just scared us too much for nothing! It is a simple fact that garbage dumped into the sea or incinerated can have more adverse effects on our future lives.


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