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The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has banned the use of plastic in all major tourist destinations in the state.
Lack of easy availability of cost-effective alternatives, a rigid plastic manufacturing industry and livelihood concerns as thousands of jobs are at risk still to be addressed, and fast.
TNPL base stock is free of any plastic but the paper cup converter units give a plastic-coat with a tin film of food-grade low-density polyethylene to act as a liquid barrier for its end use.
Being a pilgrim town, where the floating population is anywhere between 40 to 50 per cent of the actual population, Tirupati generates a significant quantity of plastic waste.
The civic body had enforced the ban on the use of polythene products in the city from February 15, 2015.
The State Government’s plastic ban order will come into force in five municipal corporations and Puri Municipality from Tuesday.
The State Government on Saturday issued an order banning use of certain plastic products in six cities including the territorial jurisdiction of five municipal corporations.
Addressing the top officials, Municipal Commissioner Vijaya Rama Raju said the authorities have decided to effectively implement the ban on use of plastic in Tirupati from october 2.
They disallow disposable boxes, levy extra packaging charges to discourage disposable packaging and even serve smaller quantities of food to minimise food wastage.
Participating in the cleanliness drive at Ambedkar Square, hockey icon and former Rajya Sabha member Dilip Tirkey said harmful plastic products are a threat to the environment and all living beings.
A factor that worked against the ban on plastics imposed by the city corporation in the capital city was the absence of an alternative.
The fine has been collected from 2,09,589 persons and places while 17,084 kg of plastic has been seized between June 23 and August 31.
A bench comprising Patna High Court Chief Justice M.R. Shah asked the state government to make a law on the ban and to use the media to create awareness.
The Tamil Nadu Pondy Plastic Association has requested the State to postpone the single use plastic ban in TN for some more time till all concerns of stakeholders are addressed.
As per the decision made by the authority, there will be no use of plastic folders and instead only paper or cloth folders to be used during meetings.