A year after plastic ban, BMC collects Rs 3.47 crore as fine, lodges 489 FIRs; activists term move a farce
A year after the Maharashtra government enforced a state-wide plastic ban, civic officials in Mumbai have collected Rs 3.47 crore as fine from offenders besides lodging 489 FIRs against them in the metropolis
MPCB to take action against manufacturers violating plastic ban in Maharashtra as deadline to create buy-back mechanism ends
The direction comes as the deadline for creating a buy-back mechanism for collection of plastic used by retailers as well as in multi-layered and tetra packaging ends on Sunday. Officials said E Ravendiran, Member Secretary of MPCB, held a meeting on Saturday and interacted with department officials across the state through video conferencing. "It was to review the implementation of the plastic ban. We have instructed them to take action against all the violators," said the official.
Maharashtra plastic ban: BMC seizes 17,084 kg plastic, collects Rs 97.75 lakh as fine between till 31 August
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has seized 17,084 kg plastic and collected Rs 97,75,000 as fine since the plastic ban was implemented in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra plastic ban: Railways, metro, airport authorised to initiate action, govt tells Bombay HC
"Any officer nominated by the railways, metro, Maharashtra Maritime Board and airport authorities is also authorised to initiate action under the notification," the affidavit by state environment department said.
Celebrity chef Ranveer Brar on crimes against food, the keto diet, and the evolution of Indian fusion dishes
In the times of increasing crimes against food, Firstpost got Food Detective Ranveer Brar to get to the bottom of the curious cases like superfoods, fusion foods and the keto diet.
Mumbai realises gravity of plastic menace during monsoon, says BMC; for ban to succeed, civic body needs to ensure people accept law
The plastic ban undoubtedly has promise, and effective waste management, disposal and recycling can take us a step closer to bringing down pollution levels.
E-commerce firms will have to come up with a buyback plan to collect packaging material within 3 months.
The railway authorities had sought to know the list of banned plastic items and detailed guidelines about implementing the ban from the Maharashtra govt.
Maharashtra plastic ban: Retailers get three months' relief after packaging norms eased but no respite for industries
General stores and grocery stores, which sell loose products like oil, rice, sugar, in retail packaging, will benefit from the relaxations introduced in the Maharashtra plastic ban.
Amid 'Make in India', Maharashtra plastic ban will wipe out businesses and scores of jobs: Manufacturers
Maharashtra has spent money to propagate its 'say no to plastic' campaign but has hardly spent any man-hours to devise solutions, particularly for waste management.
According to US journal Science, 250 kilogrammes of plastic are dumped into the oceans every second.
Maharashtra govt likely to ban use of plastic packaging by e-commerce firms, bottles with capacity less than 200 ml
The Maharashtra government is likely to ban plastic packaging of e-commerce products as well as plastic bottles with a capacity of less than 200 millilitres.
Maharashtra's plastic ban a 'bold initiative' that needs phase-wise implementation, subsidised alternatives for success
On 23 March, 2018, the Maharashtra government issued a notification imposing a statewide ban on plastic products. The ban is on the manufacture, use, transport, distribution, wholesale and retail sale and storage and import of plastic bags (both with and without a handle) and single-use disposable dishes, cups, plates and glasses, plastic packaging to wrap or store products, and thermocol containers and decoratives.
Maharashtra plastic ban: State govt announces three-month extension for small retailers; proposal for recycling mechanism due
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday relaxed its stringent ban on plastic usage by allowing small retailers to use plastic bags for packaging for the next three months.
Plastic ban in Maharashtra: BMC nets Rs 10.5 lakh in fine in four days; Mumbai, Nashik traders threaten to go on strike
While Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray demanded withdrawal of plastic ban in Maharashtra, the BMC said it collected over Rs 10 lakh in fine in the first four days of the ban.
Traders in Nashik demand substitute to plastic, warn govt of agitation if alternatives not made available
Traders in Nashik have warned of an agitation demanding that the government should first come out with alternatives to plastic instead of collecting fine.
The plastic ban has led to a big loss of business at the over 3 lakh kirana stores across Maharashtra. Business is down 50 percent, Federation of Retail Traders Welfare Association president said
Maharashtra plastic ban Day 2: Restaurants in a fix over use of alternatives; meat, fish markets worst-affected
The effect of the near-total ban on single-use plastic in Maharashtra is being felt mostly in retail and unorganised markets, besides adversely impacting app-based food delivery units in Mumbai.
Maharashtra plastic ban: A peek into the past reveals that plastic did not always rule people's lives
Sixty years ago, usage of plastic for everyday tasks was not as common as it is now. This would seem unreal now, as people term the ban an inconvenience.
Maharashtra plastic ban: Nashik authorities fine 72 people, collect Rs 3.6 lakh penalty from violators
Seventy-two people were fined and a sum of Rs 3.6 lakh collected from them in Nashik on the first day of the plastic ban in Maharashtra.