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Manufacturers protest against plastic ban

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMAKANT DESHPANDE
Published : Feb 23, 2018, 8:18 am IST
Updated : Feb 23, 2018, 8:19 am IST

Ramdas Kadam had announced the plan to impose plastic ban two months ago.

Agitation is to be held on Friday at Azad Maidan
 Agitation is to be held on Friday at Azad Maidan

Mumbai: Plastic manufacturers, dealers, workers will agitate against the ban on Friday at Azad Maidan. National President of manufacturers association Hiten Bheda told The Asian age that, “Central government has not banned the plastic, so it’s not fair for the state to ban. Instead of ban, state can minimise the use and concentrate on recycling it.”

Meanwhile Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said, “Government is firm on the decision to ban the plastic from Gudhipadwa which is on March 18.”

Mr Kadam had announced the plan to impose plastic ban two months ago. CM Fadnavis also supported it. State government had already taken the decision to ban plastic below 25 micron in 2006. But it was not implemented till date. So Mr Kadam directed to impose the ban on use of all plastic material. Plastic Manufacturers, dealers met Kadam and Industry Minister Subhas Desai also. But government is firm on the decision of imposing ban on plastic.

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Mr Bheda told that, “ We have organised agitations on Friday and hope that government will find out the solution. Use of Plastic is going on in all other states and countries also.

Problem is with the solid waste management system. If we will use paper for packing and bags, that is also not environment friendly solution. Recycling of plastic is important. We will urge the government to reconsider the proposed ban.”

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Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)