MCC Forms Ten Teams to Check Sale of Single-Use Plastics in The City: Violators Fined

MCC Forms Ten Teams to Check Sale of Single-Use Plastics in The City: Violators Fined

Ban on single-use plastics, notified by the Ministry of Environment on August 2021, came into effect on July 1. Since then, Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) has seized 60 kg of such plastics and collected a fine of ₹23,200 from sellers and users.

The civic body has formed 10 teams to check the sale of single-use plastics in all 60 wards in the city. The teams so far conducted 58 raids. The Commissioner said that many traders are selling non-woven polypropylene carry bags by projecting them as cotton bags. Those bags have been made using synthetic plastic polymer polypropylene and hence cannot be recycled. The non-woven polypropylene carry bags have been banned.

He said that the civic body is announcing about the ban through vehicles which are collecting garbage from the doorsteps of houses and other establishments. It is mainly concentrated on the central business district area.

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