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February , 2019
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95 top brands get notice on plastic use in Tamil Nadu

Source: new indian express, Date: February , 2019

Dropping a bombshell, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has set a one-month deadline for 95 top brands using multi-layered plastics — mostly Fast Moving Consumer Goods companies — to submit an Extended Producer’s Responsibility proposal. Those failing to do so will not be allowed to market their products in the State. A notice in this regard was served to several companies including Burger King, CavinKare, Nestle, Hindustan Unilever, Tata Starbucks, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, Dabur, Amway, Britannia, PepsiCo and even Patanjali Ayurved. Food processing brands like Everest, Haldiram’s , ITC and MTR Foods have also been notified. The board has asked these companies to furnish the details of suppliers and sellers to whom these plastic products are channelised. “The manufacturers and sellers of multilayered plastics/products shall coordinate with UNDP to work out EPR in line with the proposed integrated model for Tamil Nadu.

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