Advisory against use of single use plastic and non woven cloth bags

Port Blair, Oct 12: As announced by PBMC on 15th September 2018, sale, manufacturing, storing and distribution of plastic, spun and non-woven cloth bags are banned in Port Blair City. A lean period of 15 days were given to clear the stock kept with various stakeholders but it has come to the notice of PBMC yesterday, that in the name of eco friendly biodegradable bags a compostable bag containing a plastic composition is introduced in the market ,thus the seller and distributers are violators as per SWM bye laws 2017 of PBMC . Further if these bags are sold out by shopkeepers will attract violation as not participating in the solid waste management of PBMC and they will be penalized under the provisions of PBMC SWM bye laws. Once again PBMC appeals to the Port Blair citizens please don’t promote such single use plastic and non woven cloth bags other than biodegradable eco friendly bags.

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