Puducherry issues Directions for banning single use plastic items

Aug 06, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

The Government of Puducherry on July 30, 2019, has issued directions for banning the manufacturing, supplying, selling, stocking, distributing, using and transporting the single use plastic items in the Union territory of Puducherry.

The single use plastic items are as under:

(i)                  Polythene/Plastic/Polypropylene carry bags;

(ii)                Polythene/Plastic/Styrofoam (Thermocol) cups;

(iii)               Polythene/Plastic/Styrofoam (Thermocol) plates;

(iv)              Plastic sheet pouches used for cooked food wrapping;

(v)                Plastic sheets used for spreading on dining table;

(vi)              Water pouches;

(vii)             Plastic straw;

(viii)           Plastic flag

Provided that the plastic used for the following purposes are exempted:

(i)                  Plastic sheet used for Industrial Packing;

(ii)                Plastic sheet used for packing of pulses, cereals, medicine and milk;

(iii)               Multilayered packaging materials;

(iv)              Plastic bag of more than 40 × 50 cm in size used for collection and disposal of Solid and Biomedical waste;

(v)                Plastic bags and sheets used in Horticulture nurseries.

This notification shall come into force with effect from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette that is August 02, 2019.

[Notification No. G.O. Ms. No. 18/Envt./2019]


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