How and when will enforcement begin?

Ordinance No. 5306 becomes effective on October 1, 2022 and will be enforced by the Department of Environment, Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division. Money from fines collected for violation are deposited into the environmental protection and sustainability fund.

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1. What is non-mineral sunscreen and how does it harm the reef?
2. How and when will enforcement begin?
3. What products are allowed under the ban?
4. Is mineral sunscreen effective?
5. What is “reef friendly” and “reef safe” sunscreen?
6. What are the consequences of non-compliance?
7. How difficult is it to apply mineral sunscreen? Doesn’t mineral sunscreen leave a white residue or feel sticky on my skin?
8. Is my sunscreen really a problem? Don’t reefs face bigger threats?
9. How can I do more?