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SC notice to Centre on PIL seeking ban on plastic bags

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre and plastic bag manufacturing companies on a plea seeking complete ban on usage of plastic bags in the country.

delhi Updated: May 07, 2012 20:01 IST

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Centre and plastic bag manufacturing companies on a plea seeking complete ban on usage of plastic bags in the country.

A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi also sought the government's response on the plea to put in place a proper mechanism for disposal of used plastic bags.

The apex court passed the order on a PIL filed by a NGO, Karuna Society, seeking its direction to government to ban the use of plastic bags.

Observing that the issue raised by the petitioner should be given a serious thought, the bench agreed to hear the PIL and also issued notice to the Centre and plastic bag manufacturing companies.