Single use plastic ban: From July 1, 19 types of products made from single use plastics have been banned in the national capital. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai has said that the use of a single-use plastic product can result in a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh or up to five years in prison. This action will be taken under the Environmental Protection Act. In Delhi, borrowers and buyers will no longer be able to use plastic products. There will be provision for penalties for using these products despite the ban.
These will be banned
In Delhi, 19 types of single use plastic products have been banned from today. In these products Plastic Sticks, Balloon Sticks, Plastic Flags, Lollipop Sticks, Ice Cream Sticks, Thermocol Decorations, Plates, Cups, Glasses, Forks, Spoons, Knives, Straw, Trays, Confectionery Boxes, Invitation Magazines, Cigarette Bags, Plastic & Plastic Banners, 100 Penalties are provided if plastic and PVC banners of less than thickness are used.
Fine up to one lakh rupees
From July 1, the general public will be fined Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 for using the banned product. At the industrial level, those who import, store and sell its products will be penalized under Section 15 of the Environmental Protection Act, 1986. Such people can be fined Rs 20,000 to Rs 1 lakh or imprisoned for 5 years or both. Apart from this, there is provision for confiscation of products, imposition of fines in case of damage to the environment, closure of industries related to their products, etc.
Products made from paper, hemp, glass, wood, etc. can be used instead of single-use plastic products. Stainless steel products and products made from bamboo can be used.