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Housing societies support ban

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 8, 2017, 2:26 am IST
Updated : Dec 8, 2017, 2:26 am IST

The civic body is not lagging behind in the campaign of making the city free from plastic bags.

File picture of waste near a housing society.
 File picture of waste near a housing society.

Mumbai: Housing societies have rendered full support to the anti-plastic policy. The societies will be creating awareness on their premises and also among shopkeepers in their vicinity.

The chairman of Mumbai Societies Welfare Association (MSWA), an umbrella body of housing socities, Mr Ramesh Prabu said, “We have been requesting the civic authorities for a ban on plastic bags, we hope it is implemented effectively.

A lot of plastic bags are found in the waste collected from societies. We have been creating awareness in the societies about segregating the waste. With the plastic ban, the representatives of the societies will be directed to report to the BMC if plastic bags are being used by
shopkeepers and residents.”

The collective is planning to add a regulation in the societies to penalise residents for using plastic bags. “The societies will be fixing a penalty on daily basis for residents who are found dumping plastic bags in the societies,” he added. Around 30,000 housing societies in Mumbai come under the MSWA.

The civic body is not lagging behind in the campaign of making the city free from plastic bags.

Earlier in November, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had conducted anti plastic drive in line with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in markets of Dadar, Vile Parle and other areas to educate vendors and shopkeepers about abandoning the plastic bags.

Tags: anti-plastic policy, mswa