During the hearing, the Commission noticed that the store was not following the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016, and found that the store doesn’t have permission to sell plastic bags.
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Though major outlets in the city have shifted to cloth bags, street vendors, flower shops and meat stalls are reluctant to abandon the ‘banned’ plastic carry bags.
Complaint over continuous production and distribution of banned plastics
This means that even items such as biscuits and chips can no longer be packed in non-compostable plastic covers.
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Speaking to TNIE, Venkata Ramana said the enforcement teams carried out surprise checks on 100 stalls at night food court near Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium on Tuesday night.
The decisions were taken after a meeting with 'Chattisa Nijog', the apex body of priests of the temple, he said.
Inspections by special enforcement team do little to fully implement ban
The state government’s decision to impose a blanket ban on single-use plastic carry bags to restrict environmental hazards and health issues has failed miserably in the city.
It has also been mandated that the hoarding prepared using such materials should bear a logo stating ‘recyclable, PVC-free’ along with details of the expiry date, printing unit, and printing number.
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The relaxation granted to small retailers is on the lines of a similar exception already available for branded products.
Thackeray referred to the fine amount “as an attempt to collect election funds from plastic manufacturers.