Delhi: Crackdown on plastic bag manufacturers

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The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has issued closure directions to 16 units involved in the manufacturing of plastic carry bags. DPCC is running a special drive against plastic waste in industrial areas and imposed an environmental damage compensation of Rs 12.2 lakh.

A DPCC official told The Times of India that the 16 units were found to be non-compliant with the Plastic Waste Management Rules. “A team of DPCC inspected 25 industrial units in Narela and Bawana and of these, nine industries were complying with the norms. The rest lacked plastic waste registration and valid consent to operate,” said the official, adding that some of the units were manufacturing plastic bags of less than 50 microns thickness, which is against the norms.

Meanwhile, for reducing the generation of plastic waste and preparing a roadmap for recycling plastic, a workshop on plastic recycling with all stakeholders will be conducted by the environment department.

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