Tiruchi Corporation to ban plastic products
TIRUCHI, JANUARY 06, 2018 00:00 IST
UPDATED: JANUARY 06, 2018 05:05 IST
To come into force from this Republic Day
The Tiruchi Corporation has planned to strictly enforce a ban on products made of plastics, less than 50 microns, in the city limit from this Republic Day.
Corporation Commissioner-cum-Special Officer N. Ravichandran said that sale of plastic carry bags, non-recyclable plastics and use and throw cups would not be allowed.
Similarly, manufacturing, storing and selling of plastics less than 50 microns would also be banned.
He said the shopkeepers, who wanted to sell plastic with more than 50 micron should pay the requisite fee to register themselves with the Corporation.
Otherwise, the violators would be slapped with fine as per the 2016 rules.
Mr. Ravichandran said a slew of meetings had been conducted for grocery merchants and owners of sweet stall and bakeries to impress upon the need of their cooperation with the Corporation to ensure effective implementation of the ban.
A few more meetings for owners of textile shops, road side shops, meat stalls, plastic manufacturers, hoteliers and others would be conducted shortly, the Corporation Commissioner-cum-Special Officer said.