Mumbai citizens get 3 months to get rid of plastic



MUMBAI: Giving in to the demands of manufacturers, the state government has removed the ban on mini PET bottles less than 500 ml capacity, but stipulated a refundable recycling charge of Rs2 on them. Besides, the government has also decided to extend the deadline for consumers and retailers to dispose of banned items to three months, from the earlier one month.

To establish a proper recycling mechanism, the government has asked manufacturers to ensure plastic collection machines and crushing machines are set up in malls, five star hotels and high-footfall public places.

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