The government's decision to allow for the circulation of styrofoam until 2020 has not found favour with Mayor of Montego Bay Homer Davis.
Mr. Davis said he is disappointed with the move as styrofoam causes as much problems as plastic bags which have been banned.
Describing the decision as untenable, Mr. Davis noted the destruction caused by styrofoam containers that have blocked drains.
However, he said the initiative to begin discontinuing the use of styrofoam is a positive one which St. James will fully support.
With regards to the plastics ban, Mr. Davis has said he is seeking an update on the reusable bags which municipalities should help to distribute. He said numerous calls ahve come in to the municipality about when the items will be available.
He was speaking at Thursday's meeting of the St. James Municipal Corporation.
Last month, Senator Matthew Samuda told the Gleaner that 30,000 environmentally friendly bags are to be distributed by mayors.