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Monday, August 29, 2011

Ban on use of Plastic :

Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has notified the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011 (amended on 02.07.2011). Under these Rules, sachets using plastic material cannot be used for storing, packing or selling gutkha, tobacco and pan masala. Further, plastic material, in any form, shall not be used for packing gutkha, pan masala and tobacco. No proposal for a complete ban on the use of plastic bags is under consideration of the Central Government.
Under these Rules, the State Pollution Control Boards or Pollution Control Committees are responsible for enforcement of provisions related to registration, manufacture and recycling and the municipal authorities are responsible for enforcement of provisions related to use, collection, segregation, transportation and disposal of plastic waste. This Ministry has requested the State Governments to review the enforcement of these Rules and take necessary action for putting in place the required implementation and monitoring arrangements for this purpose.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Environment and Forests (independent charge) Shrimati Jayanthi Natarajan in a written reply to a question by Shri Shivarama Gouda , Shri Datta Meghe ,Shrimati Sumitra Mahajan, Shri Sudarshan Bhagat,Shri Arjun Meghwal ,Shri Rajen Gohain and Shri Badri Ram Jakhar in Lok Sabha today.
PIB Release, August 29, 2011

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