Single Use Plastic Ban: To ban single use plastic, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has also prepared an action plan taking a tough stand. According to the new circular, single-use plastic items will be completely banned from July 1, 2022. A list of banned items was released by the CPCB on Saturday.
He has clearly said that if anyone uses or sells single-use plastic after June 30, 2022, then strict action will be taken against him. In addition, heavy fines will also be imposed.
Along with the person rules, an app has also been prepared, through which any person can register his complaint. The CPCB has also released a list of single use plastic bans. This list includes all those single-use plastic items, which will be completely banned from July 1.
list of banned items
Ear buds with plastic sticks, candy sticks, plastic balloon sticks, plastic flags, ice cream sticks, ear buds with polystyrene (thermocol), thermocol, plastic cup-plates, plastic packing items, invitation cards made of plastic, Cigarette packs, plastic and plastic wedding cakes, plastic or PVC banners and stirrers less than 100 microns, etc.
Companies will suffer a loss of 3,000 crores
However, the companies said that imposing restrictions from July 1 would pose several challenges to them such as supply crunch and arranging alternative items, etc. Action Alliance for Recycling Beverage Cartons (AARC), representing Coca-Cola India, PepsiCo India, Parle Agro, Dabur, Diageo and Radico Khaitan, said the change could result in a loss of Rs 3,000 crore in sales to the industry.
How much willthe fine be?
According to media reports, heavy fines can be imposed on those who use single-use plastic. Some reports say that a shop where plastic is first caught will be fined Rs 500, Rs 1,000 for the second time and Rs 2,000 for the third time, respectively. Along with this, penalty will also be imposed at the institutional level.
According to sources, a fine of Rs 5000 will be imposed in the first instance, Rs 10,000 in the second and Rs 20,000 in the third time at the institutional level. Apart from this, companies manufacturing plastic bags will be fined Rs 5000 per ton for the first time, Rs 10,000 for the second time and Rs 20,000 per ton for the third time