Vincentians have been commended for co-operating with the authorities here in complying with the ban which was implemented to phase out the sale and use of Styrofoam products here.

Director of Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commerce and Trade, Okolo John-Patrick told NBC News, the process has been going well so far, since the ban came into effect on May 1st, 2017.

Mrs. John-Patrick said officials from the Solid Waste Management Unit have also reported a reduction in the number of Styrofoam containers being collected as garbage.

Any person, business or organization that fails to comply with the ban on Styrofoam, is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars or imprisonment for 12 months or both.