Rake on single-use plastic from July 1: Shimla Vyapar Mandal’s troubles increased; sought extension of time

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One-time use (single use plastic) will be banned in Himachal from July 1. In such a situation, difficulties have arisen for the traders of the city. They have a huge stock of single use plastic left, so where will they use it, Shimla Vyapar Mandal has sought time from the administration and the government.

A delegation of Vyapar Mandal Shimla also met Secretary Pollution Control Board Apoorva Devgan in this matter and had a detailed discussion with him regarding the ban on various items made of plastic from July 1, 2022. Nitin Sohal, general secretary of Vyapar Mandal Shimla, says that the traders are upset due to the ban.

Traders have huge stock of single use plastic left. He has spent a lot on this. In such a situation, there will be a big loss to the traders. For this, the government should give a little more time, so that they can return their stock or sell it again in other states.

These things will be banned from July 1

There will be a complete ban on the use of plastic items with a thickness of 120 microns in Himachal. No one will be able to use plastic-made carry bags, plates, cups, balloon sticks, spoons, forks, candy sticks, etc. Apart from this, no one will be able to manufacture, store, distribute, sell and use these plastic items.

So far, the state has banned plastic bags up to 75 microns. Similarly, cutlery like plastic plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straws, plastic films wrapping sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packs, banners made of plastic less than 100 microns thick will be banned.

This rule will not apply to articles made of compostable plastic.

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