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Mumbai bans plastic: A list of items you can and can’t use

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent
Jun 24, 2018 07:18 AM IST

The Maharashtra government had imposed a ban on manufacture, use, sale, distribution and storage of all plastic materials across the state from today. Here’s a list of plastic items that are banned and the ones you can use.

Authorities have said they will fine offenders up to 25,000 as penalty for not following the plastic ban that comes into effect in Maharashtra on Saturday.

People are seen using plastic bags at the Crawford market in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
People are seen using plastic bags at the Crawford market in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

The Maharashtra government had on March 23 issued a notification imposing a ban on manufacture, use, sale, distribution and storage of all plastic materials, including one-time use bags, spoons, plates, PET and PETE bottles and thermocol items.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will levy a fine of 5,000 for the first offence, 1,000 fine for the second one and 25,000 fine for every subsequent violation.

The BMC’s 249-member squad will educate Mumbai residents about the ban over the weekend, but it will start handing out fines from Monday.

Here’s a list of plastic items that are illegal to use or exempt from the ban:

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