The ban on polythene related products will come into force from the first of next month. Therefore the Deputy Director General of Central Environmental Authority Upali Gunaratne said that people must get used to an alternative system. Deputy Director General Upali Gunaratne said that manufacturing, selling and use of lunch sheets, bags manufactured with HI density polythene, glossary bags and lunch boxes produced with expanded polyester will be banned. He said that burning of polythene in open spaces would be banned. He added that decorations using polythene for religious, political and other events would be prohibited. He said that there are 11 organizations which produce bio degradable lunch sheets.