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The Bengal government has finally declared a ban on thin or single-used plastics from July 1. The news has been confirmed by Urban development and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim on Tuesday.
He further added that a total of 1026 manufacturers of carrying bags that are made of plastic bags have been informed about the banning decision.
The use of plastic bags that are below 75 microns of thickness will be banned from July 1. People will be fined who will be seen using plastic below 75 microns as stated by Firhad Hakim.
The state will adopt a policy to end the manufacture and use of single-use plastic that creates destruction to the environment.
The Pollution Control Board has also announced a prize against that information on the manufacturing, storing, sale, and use of plastic materials that are banned.
The department of Environment has also decided strict action will be taken against those who will violate the rules, as stated by Environment Minister Ratna De Nag.
Adding to it Nag said all the plastic sticks that are used on ice cream, toothpicks candy, etc will be strictly banned as well as plastic utensils of thermocol. Also, plastic wrappers on chocolates, cigarette boxes, etc will be banned too.