Fish and vegetable vendors using old newspapers in place of bags.
25 Jun 2018 1:59 AM
Nearly 2,500 members of the association have left with no option but to shut shop following the ban.
24 Jun 2018 8:50 PM
For first time offenders, fine of Rs 5,000. For second time, Rs 10,000 fine and for the 3rd time, Rs 25,000 along with 3 months jail.
23 Jun 2018 3:02 PM
The traders have demanded clarification from the BMC and the state government on the issue.
23 Jun 2018 1:37 AM
However, when it came to their prices, people were taken aback despite being impressed by their utility.
23 Jun 2018 1:35 AM
Govt is mulling move even as ban is to come into force, environmentalists oppose idea.
23 Jun 2018 1:29 AM
The state government has imposed a ban on manufacturing, use, sale, distribution and storage of certain plastic materials.
22 Jun 2018 7:02 PM
The major difficulties faced by the respondents include shopkeepers not providing bags for carrying items, inconvenience, etc.
22 Jun 2018 4:15 PM
This year, India has pledged to ban all single-use plastics by 2022 and also plans to introduce a campaign against marine litter.
22 Jun 2018 6:55 AM
During the trial period itself, the group has collected around 30kg plastic waste from 300 homes and shops.
22 Jun 2018 1:46 AM
The state government, on the occasion of Gudi Padva, announced a ban on several plastic items.
22 Jun 2018 1:29 AM
The BMC and other local bodies have been preparing to take action but the matter is pending before the high court.
14 Jun 2018 5:04 AM
According to affidavit, the expert committee was looking into the representations submitted by the petitioners
09 Jun 2018 5:33 AM
BMC gears up to take action against plastic offenders.
09 Jun 2018 5:32 AM
Ban excludes using disposable plastic for packaging milk, curd, oil and medical utilities, says Tamil Nadu CM Palanisamy.
05 Jun 2018 12:48 PM
The commission has also asked varsities to conduct networking activities on mass awareness on disposal of plastic and cleanliness drives.
20 May 2018 5:12 AM
The directive comes as India is global host of this year's World Environment Day celebrations, theme for which is 'Beat Plastic Pollution'.
19 May 2018 4:11 PM
The CR on Wednesday held a meeting with manufacturers, including those selling packaged water.
18 May 2018 1:44 AM
The BMC has asked these organisations to register with the civic body for taking part in the exhibition.
01 May 2018 5:50 AM
Dump regular garbage, defeating the dumpsters’ purpose.
25 Apr 2018 2:37 AM