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Bengaluru's ban on plastic and why it is tough to implement

The Karnataka government had drafted notification to ban the plastic in the state in October 2015 and the cabinet approved the notification in March 2016 and the ban came into effect soon after.

Maharashtra govt to intensify action against those violating plastic ban

While the ban has been in force since June 23, 2018, Kadam admitted that the enforcement of the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha elections had impacted its implementation.


A year after govt ban, 61% customers in Pune still demand plastic carry bags: Survey

The use of single-use plastic items may not have stopped completely in Pune city, but a survey by three city-based NGOs found that almost 61 per cent shops in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits have stopped using plastic carry bags below 50 microns.

In 10 months, over 56,000 kg plastic confiscated in Pune

The two civic bodies also jointly collected a fine amount of Rs 41,79,440, revealed replies to Right To Information (RTI) queries filed by The Indian Express, seeking details on the use of banned plastic in Pune.

Pune ban on plastic pouch: City dairies wait for meeting with minister to figure out solutions

Last year, Maharashtra became the country’s first state to ban plastic use. However, the milk sector was affected by the ban as it uses plastic pouches to pack and deliver milk to consumers.

Puducherry govt to ban single-use plastic products from March 1: CM

The neighbouring Tamil Nadu government had in June 2018 announced that it would ban the use of plastic items including non-biodegradable carry bags from January 1, 2019, to "gift a plastic-free state to future generations".


Plastic ban: Months later, BMC yet to offer ice-boxes to fish sellers

The state environment department, headed by Sena Minister Ramdas Kadam, in June 2018 had banned all types of plastic bags, single-use plastic items like spoons, cups and plates. The ban also included thermocol items.

MPCB issues closure notices to 93 plastic manufacturing units

As per the data compiled by MPCB, it has inspected over 600 plastic manufacturing units across the state from March 23 — when the ban came into force — to October 2. Of these, nearly 287 units appeared to be shut during the inspection by the MPCB officials.

Plastic ban: Maharashtra likely to review buyback mechanism next week

MPCB officials said only two industries have submitted their plans for the buyback mechanism to the state government. “Our focus is on developing a buyback mechanism for multi-layered and tetra packaging and putting it in place.

Plastic bags to be banned in Bihar from October 25: State govt to HC

Advocate General Lalit Kishore made it clear that all types of plastic bags, irrespective of their thickness, would be banned in the state from the mentioned dates.