Harmful plastic continues to be rampant in Hyderabad despite ban

Harmful plastic continues to be rampant in Hyderabad despite ban
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The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) conducted a special drive against plastic on Tuesday and Wednesday in the city where they seized nearly 550 kgs of plastic covers along with imposing a penalty of Rs 1.6 lakh on grocery stores and vendors found using carry bags of plastic covers of below 50 microns density.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) conducted a special drive against plastic on Tuesday and Wednesday in the city where they seized nearly 550 kgs of plastic covers along with imposing a penalty of Rs 1.6 lakh on grocery stores and vendors found using carry bags of plastic covers of below 50 microns density.

However, the Civic Body concluded that the use of harmful plastic continues to be prevalent across the city despite the ban on low-density plastic.

Appealing to all the political parties and public representatives to join hands with GHMC in making Hyderabad a pollution-free city, the GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said that the practice of erecting flexies and banners should come to an end adding that celebrations should take place without polluting the environment.

Recently, TRS leaders G Nagendra and V Mohan Reddy were penalised with Rs 15,000 each for erecting unauthorised hoardings at TRS Bhavan.

According to civic officials, they unanimously passed a resolution earlier this year to ban the use of all plastics including above 50 microns density leaving exemptions proposed only for dairy sector and some other products.

However, the state government has not taken a final decision in this regard. Meanwhile, the Narendra Modi government has announced to completely ban the use of one-time use plastic products by 2022.

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