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Draft notification seeks complete ban on plastic

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

Karnataka seems to be moving towards a complete ban on plastic, and plastic materials, that pose a threat to the environment.  Going by the draft notification, as recommended by the department of forests and environment, the state, instead of a selective ban on plastic material which is 40 microns or less thickness, may go for a total ban on the material.  On October 20, law minister TB Jayachandra said the state cabinet had resolved to ban plastic which is of 40 microns or less thickness. The draft notification seeks objections from the public on the proposed ban within 30 days. It suggests that the use of plastic carry bags, banners, buntings, flexes, flags, plates made of plastic, plastic sheets used for spreading on dining tables, thermocol plates and cups are serious environmental hazards and affected the health of people and animals.

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