Plastic coated, laminated item ban in Maharashtra

Plastic coated, laminated item ban in Maharashtra | Our Nagpur
Plastic coated, laminated item ban in Maharashtra | Our Nagpur

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde ordered a ban at the manufacturing and consumption of plastic-covered and laminated objects.

The Maharashtra government banned the manufacture, use, sale, distribution, and storage of plastic materials together with single-use luggage, utensils, plates, pet and PETE bottles, and thermocol items from March 23, 2018. The authorities then gave the cutting-edge stock three months to be disposed of.

An empowered committee fashioned for powerful implementation of the ban on plastic, in its meeting held on July 7 this 12 months, resolved to make amendments inside the Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol merchandise (Manufacture, Usage, Sale, delivery, dealing with, and storage), Notification, 2018. Based on the guidelines, a notification was issued on July 15, issuing a ban on plastic-lined and laminated disposable dishes, cups, plates, glasses, forks, bowls, and container (single-use merchandise) made from paper or aluminum.

The critical authorities had already announced a ban on the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of recognized unmarried-use plastic gadgets, which have low application and high littering capability, throughout the country from July 10. The Ministry of surroundings, forest, and climate trade notified the Plastic Waste control amendment regulations, 2021, on 12 August 2021.

The Plastic Waste management change policies, 2021, also prohibit the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of plastic carry baggage with a thickness of less than seventy-five microns with impact from September 30, 2021, and with lower thickness than one hundred twenty microns with effect from December 31, 2022.

‘The government has determined to ban plastic-lined items to reduce the inflow of sub-preferred plastic that pose a risk. We’ve got decided to ban them,’ said Shinde.