HC declines to stay ban on plastic bags

Published: 24th November 2012 10:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th November 2012 10:10 AM   |  A+A-

The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to stay the notification issued by the Government imposing a blanket ban on the use of plastic bags in the capital.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw did not find merit in the pleadings of senior advocate Arvind Nigam who appeared for the petitioners, the All-India Plastic Industries Association (AIPIA), who manufacture plastic products.

The Bench, however, said it would dispose of the matter within a few days and posted it for hearing on November 27. The All-India Plastic Industries Association (AIPIA) moved the High Court challenging the October 23 notification of the Delhi Government by which a blanket ban on the use of plastic bags had been imposed on the use of plastic bags in the capital with effect from November 23.

The notification said that no person can  manufacture, import  store, sell or transport any kind of plastic bag in the city.

Even garbage bags will not be allowed as per the notification.

Plastic used to pack food products such as milk, cooking oil, flour bags and plastic cups largely used by tea vendors will be allowed.

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