SC notice to Centre on BAN of plastic bags .............Finally !!

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The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and all the state governments on a plea seeking complete ban on use of plastic bags in the country.
A bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi also impleaded all the plastic manufacturing companies in the case and also sought the government's response to put in place a proper mechanism for disposal of used plastic bags.






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Fine for banned plastic bags may be raised to 1L - The Times of India

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In addition to its blanket ban on all unlicensed plastic bag manufacturers across Haryana, the state government may soon raise the maximum fine for stocking plastic bags below the recommended 40-micron thickness from Rs 25,000 to Rs 1 lakh. In doing so, they hope to convey their seriousness about enforcing the ban. This follows orders from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to the effect, both in December 2014. Authorities, including the urban local bodies department (ULB) and the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), will be roped in for the effort.

The ULB on April 7 already asked all deputy commissioners to ensure a blanket ban on sale of substandard plastic bags, by pressing fines on shop owners found stocking or selling them.