The new levy will effectively force shoppers in Cyprus to purchase plastic carrier bags from supermarkets as from January 1, 2018. Supermarkets will charge €0.05cents for each bag.
The proposed bills were discussed by the House Environmental Committee on Wednesday with MPs also offered consultation by the Legal Services.
The bill is being steered by an EU directive on plastic bags and the law should have come into force on November 27 last year.
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As a result of the delay, Cyprus had received a Reasoned Opinion from the European Commission on the matter and the government has until August 15 to issue a response.