Thiruvananthapuram Corporation is launching a new initiative named “My city, beautiful city”.

Blanket ban on plastics to be implemented in Kochi Thiruvananthapuram
news City Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:06

Thiruvananthapuram city Corporation plans to implement a blanket ban on the sale of plastics by February 2017.

Earlier the city had limited the plastic sale by prohibiting the sale of plastic bags with a thickness below 50 microns.

Speaking at a media workshop held on Friday, Thiruvananthapuram Mayor VV Prakash told media that the Corporation is launching a new initiative named “My city, beautiful city”.

He said that traders and retailers had expressed their interest in banning plastic bags and added that shopkeepers will be given time to dispose the existing plastic bags.

Kochi Corporation has also banned plastic carry bags whose thickness is below 50 microns.

The civic body has also implemented the rule that those who violate the ban by selling plastic bags would be fined Rs 2500.

Those found dumping waste wrapped in plastic carry bags will also be fined Rs 500 to Rs 5,000.

Kochi is also planning for a blanket ban on plastics.

 

 

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