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Trivandrum to completely ban use of plastic

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Source: Maypalo

Thiruvananthapuram city Corporation plans on implementing complete ban on the sale of plastics by February 2017. Earlier the city had tried limiting the sale of plastics by banning plastic bags with a thickness below 50 microns.  As per a News Minute report, on Friday, Thiruvananthapuram Mayor VV Prakash told media that the Corporation is launching a new initiative named “My city, beautiful city”, which incorporates a blanket ban on the use of plastic in the city

He said that traders and retailers had expressed their interest in banning plastic bags and added that shopkeepers will be given time to dispose the existing plastic bags.

In other news, Kochi Corporation has also banned plastic carry bags whose thickness is below 50 microns. The civic body has also implemented the rule that those who continue to use plastic bags be fined Rs 2500.

Those found dumping waste wrapped in plastic carry bags will also be fined Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.

Kochi is also planning for a blanket ban on plastics.


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