Plastic bags ban U-turn? Shopkeepers may get relief in Maharashtra
State government of Maharashtra may allow the use of plastics at the retailers end for packaging of edibles, DNA revealed. But it will be the duty of the manufacturers that the plastic they use is collected and recycled. Notably, the plastic used must be above 50 microns in thickness. The plastic bag must also have the name of manufacturer and type of plastic used should be mentioned too.
In the rural areas the ban on the use of plastic for packaging at retailer’s level would make things difficult for traders. Image source: Reuters