Author – Goutham Veerabathini
Plastic is the most dangerous pollutant at present that is troubling living beings. Finally, a step has been taken by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to ban plastic.
The Government officials conducted random checks and seized 39,000kg of plastic by imposing 9,000 cases. This fetched them around INR5.2 million from 11th March 2016 till date.
The government imposed bans on plastic covers, flex, plates, cups, banners, plastic sheets used for spread on dining tables, and products made of thermocol. The government also banned the manufacture, sale and supply of the above. The state government ordered for random checks and booked cases against those who sold plastic. The officials are currently also focusing on the inter-state transportation of plastic and is trying to control it.
According to officials, this step of banning plastic was taken as it caused blockage of sewers, and drains. Many animals also died due to suffocation by consuming plastic apart from polluting water bodies in and around Karnataka.
Source: Times of India | 19-07-2016