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Plastic bags to be banned from Sunday

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 17, 2018, 6:34 am IST
Updated : Mar 17, 2018, 6:34 am IST

The dairy owners or milk distributors will have to buy the used milk bags for reuse.

For milk, plastic bags thicker than 50 micron can be used. The dairy owners or milk distributors will have to buy the used milk bags for reuse. (Representational image)
 For milk, plastic bags thicker than 50 micron can be used. The dairy owners or milk distributors will have to buy the used milk bags for reuse. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Use of plastic bags, thermocol and disposable articles made like plate, spoon, fork, bowl, spread sheets, pouch and straw which are made from plastic would be banned from Sunday. The ban is not only on the use but also on production, storage, distribution and carrying it. Environment minister Ramdas Kadam made the announcement on the ban in the assembly on Friday to clear ambiguity about the ban. He also gave a few concessions. 

“A few things which are an exception to the ban are plastic used for medicine packaging, samplings, plastic production in SEZ for export, necessary use of plastic cover in some industries. For milk, plastic bags thicker than 50 micron can be used. The dairy owners or milk distributors will have to buy the used milk bags for reuse. Around 50 paisa  will be charged for use of these bags which will be given back on returning the used bags,” Kadam informed the house. 

 

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