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DC KA issues prohibitory order on plastic bags

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By Our Correspondent Updated: May 10, 2018 11:48 pm
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Diphu, May 10 (EMN): Deputy Commissioner, Karbi Anglong Mridul Kr Mahanta has issued a prohibitory order under section 144 CrPC., prohibiting stocking, distributing or sell and use of any carry bag made of origin or recycled or compostable plastic, which is less than 40 microns in thickness in the entire Karbi Anglong district.

The order which was issued on May 10 stated that large scale use of plastic bags/polythene/ carry bags made of origin or recycled plastic of minimum thickness are polluting the environment and giving rise of ecological imbalance. The sale and use of carry bags made recycled plastic for storing, carrying, dispensing or packaging of food stuff is most harmful and unscientific, being anti-eco-friendly.

The order further stated that as per Rule 50 for Plastic Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 no person shall manufacture, stock, distribute or sell any carry bag made of origin or recycled or compostable plastic, which is less than 40 microns in thickness.

If the sale and use of such plastic bags are not prohibited, may endanger public life, the order mentioned.

Any violation of this order shall be punishable under the relevant provision of law, he order said.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: May 10, 2018 11:48:21 pm