General ban on plastic bags in Ahmedabad from October 2

When you arrive on October 2, you can borrow your grandmother's cloth bag to buy vegetables, groceries, or any other item. The Municipal Corporation of Ahmedabad (AMC) announced Monday that it has imposed a total use of Gandhi Jayanti, which will mark 150 years of Mahatma.

The AMC has decided to adopt a zero tolerance policy for the use of plastic bags, as it also prohibited bags 50 microns thick or more. These are allowed under the 2016 plastic waste management regulations notified by the Center.

“Plastic bags will go completely out of town. Milk packed in plastic will be allowed, but the delivery of plastic bags to transport this milk will be penalized, ”said the civic chief.

It is necessary to mention that Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat had banned single-use disposable plastic items such as plastic bags on World Environment Day on June 5.

The city uses 240 metric tons of plastic every day

It is necessary to mention that Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat had banned disposable plastic items for single use, such as plastic bags of less than 50 microns, plastic cups, plates, spoons, straws, forks, plastic flowers and cutlery Thermocol, among others, on World Environment Day on June 5.

In addition to Ahmedabad, Surat is another city that has proposed a total ban on plastic bags. Dr. Ashish Naik, DyMC (health) of Surat, said that strictly banning non-biodegradable plastic was the only way to release the plastic from the city.

The move comes before Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches a major move against Gandhi Ashram's single-use plastic on October 2.

Senior AMC officials said the city consumes 240 metric tons of plastic items daily, of which 100 tons are plastic bags.

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