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The notification released on Friday said the permitted thickness of plastic bags, currently 50 microns, will be increased to 75 microns from September 30 this year and to 120 microns from December 31, 2022.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Drive to phase out single-use plastic

By Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2021 06:44 AM IST
Enforcement teams are also conducting sessions with resident welfare associations to come up with innovative ways to make the switch from products that use single-use plastic in their packaging.
The authority re-started the drive from August 24 the use of plastic bags choke drains.(AFP)
The authority re-started the drive from August 24 the use of plastic bags choke drains.(AFP)

Noida authority restarts drive to check plastic bag usage in city

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Correspondent, Noida
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:54 AM IST
The authority has imposed a total of Rs26,200 in penalties against those found using plastic bags since January 2020.
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Show selfie with segregated waste, get free organic compost in Kharar

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:53 AM IST
The campaign is aimed at implementing government directions on waste segregation and Solid Waste Management Rules 2016
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Mumbai plastic ban begins today, first-time offenders will be fined Rs 5,000

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 03:15 PM IST
From today, plastic bags from your local grocer, takeaway containers from your favourite restaurants and even garbage bags to dispose of your waste become illegal. However, the fines will be imposed only from Monday.
Environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses media(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)
Environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addresses media(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)

Need more money, manpower to enforce rules against plastic pollution: Harsh Vardhan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 11:41 PM IST
On World Environment Day, Union minister Harsh Vardhan says India’s biggest challenge in tackling plastic pollution is the lack of technical and financial resources.
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