File your objections or suggestions on plastic ban before Nov 27, 2015

Heap of plastic burnt at one of the illegal garbage burning sites in Seegehalli. Pic: BWRCA’s FB page

The State Ministry of Forest, Environment and Ecology has invited objections / suggestions from public on the draft notification for plastic ban in the State.

The government issued draft notifications on October 28 that seeks to ban various plastic based products. The draft notification proposes to prohibit the manufacture, supply, store, transport, sale and distribution of plastic carry bags, banners, buntings, flex, plastic plates, plastic cups and plastic sheets, irrespective of thickness.

However, the draft notification gives exemption to manufacturing plastic carry bags for the purpose of export. It also exempts the use of plastic bags or plastic based products used in nurseries, dairy industry, health sector and any other sector for non-consumptive use.

Public can file objections / suggestions within 30 days of the date of issuing draft notification, i.e on or before November 27, 2015.

Read the draft notification below.

Plastic Ban in Karnataka – Notification Gazette

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