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Plastic Bags Banned in East Jaintia Hills District, Shillong

Plastic Bags Banned in East Jaintia Hills District, Shillong

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Aug 2019 4:46 AM GMT

A Correspondent

SHILLONG: The Additional District Magistrate, East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat has promulgated an order under section 144 CrPC prohibiting manufacturing, stocking, distributing or selling any plastic carry bags which is less than 50 microns in thickness, colorants for use in plastic in contact with foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and drinking water, carry bags made of recycled plastic or products made of recycled plastic shall not be used for storing, carrying, dispensing or packaging ready to eat or drink foodstuff. The order also states that every retailer or street vendor selling or providing commodities in plastic carry bags or multilayered packaging or plastic sheets or like covers made of plastic sheets which are not manufactured or labelled or marked in accordance with these rules shall be liable to pay such fines as specified under the bye-laws of the local bodies in the entire district of East Jaintia Hills. The order shall come into force with immediate effect until further orders.

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