The Odisha Government on Saturday issued an order banning use of certain plastic products in six cities including the territorial jurisdiction of five municipal corporations.
Get ready to say no to items made of plastics as the Odisha government is all set to impose a ban on the use of certain types of plastic products from Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) in six cities of the State.
As per notification, no person can sell, import, store, carry, transport or use polythene, plastic bottles, plastic carry bags of any shape and size (excluding compostable) within the municipal corporation limits of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Rourkela and Sambalpur and Puri municipality.
In case of compostable plastics, the manufacturers or the sellers will have to obtain a certificate from the Central Pollution Control Board before marketing or selling.
The government notification stated that the vendors shall not be allowed to use polythene sheets of less than 50 micron thickness for storing, transporting, dispensing or packaging of any article, commodity, food items, milk, milk products and edible oil in a sealed manner.
However, the rule excludes any plastic for carrying and transporting garbage and containers like cup for milk products including curd and ice cream, polythene packaging materials used in plant nurseries, horticulture, agriculture and healthcare sector like medicines, blood transportation bags, syringe, sample or specimen bags, resealable bags, medical instruments and packing materials used for wrapping of any item at manufacturing stage.
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