Crackdown on single-use plastic from August 1, says Indore Municipal Corporation

On Friday, City Commissioner Pratibha Pal chairs a meeting of plastic producers at the AICTSL office. |

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Indore Municipal Corporation will launch a crackdown on the production, transportation, storage, distribution, sale of single-use plastic time from August 1.

City Commissioner Pratibha Pal held a meeting with plastic producers and trade associations in the city regarding the ban on single-use plastics from July 1.

Additional City Commissioner Sandeep Soni, Pollution Control Board Officials, AIMP President Pramod Dafria, IPPF President Sachin Bansal, Small Industries Secretary ManojTiwari, Plastic Association Board Members , producers, manufacturers and managers were present at the meeting.

Pal said that according to the rules and amendments of the plastic waste management rules 2016, 2021 and 2022, the production, transport, storage, distribution, sale of 17 single-use plastic type items from July 1 .

She said the IMC will take action against those involved in the production, transportation, storage, distribution, sale of banned single-use plastic items from August 1.

According to the instructions of the central and state government, plastic plates, glasses, straws, spoons, forks and cups, plastic packaging, plastic invitation cards, plastic streamers and PVC less than 100 microns, cigarette packs, headphones with plastic odors are prohibited. elements.

Necessary guidelines were given regarding the production and non-production of 17 prohibited items as well as plastic balloon sticks, plastic flags, candy and ice cream sticks, thermocol decorations, etc.

Along with this, the standard level of single-use plastic was also discussed during the meeting with producers and manufacturers.

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Melissa C. Keyes