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Thin plastic bags come back in Hyderabad

Source: Deccan Chronicle, Date: , 2017

Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, Jan 2017: The manufacture and sale of plastic carry bags below 40 microns was banned by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation a few months ago, citing environmental conditions. But many shops continue to supply the bags, which are cheaper than the alternatives, right under the nose of the authorities. Mr Jeetender Patel, a shop owner, said manufacturing companies are still making the thinner bags and distributing them. We purchase them from the manufacturer and sell them to retailers in bulk," he said. Mr Kishan Singh, the owner of a sweetmeat shop, said, A few months ago the GHMC authorities raided many shops and seized carry- bags below 40 microns and issued challans. But after some days, the bags were back in the market and from that time till now, nobody has even asked about it."

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