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The Maharashtra government has amended the rule to prohibit the production of articles coated or laminated with plastic. On Tuesday, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde approved the change. This is in addition to the Centre’s nationwide ban on single-use plastic, which went into effect on July 1. On July 7, an empowered state committee recommended changes to the existing rules-2018.
Plastic laminated paper/aluminium cups, dishes, glasses, forks, containers, and bowls that are thrown away have been included on the banned production list. This was done to reduce the amount of plastic waste collected on a daily basis.
The use of such articles is already banned in the state, but they are easily available in the market, bought and used extensively, the statement added, reports MidDay.