100% plastic ban not feasible: pune municipal corporation | pune news - times of india

by:Yucai     2020-02-04
Pune: sulesh jagtagap, director of the PMC Solid Waste Management Department, said that a full ban on plastics in the city is not feasible.
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He added that sensitive areas such as Mahabaleswar and Marselan have been banned from use.
Jagtap said in a discussion on banning plastics organized by Pune Lions Club and Prabodhan Madhyam on Monday that about 1,400 of the 15% tons of garbage produced in the city every day is plastic garbage.
The discussion was organized in the context of the PMC General Authority\'s recent instructions to the government to strictly implement the ban on plastic handbags implemented in 2010.
The head office has been putting aside the government\'s suggestion that a fixed rate be charged to people for plastic bags with a thickness of more than 50 microns.
Jagtap says a high fee should be charged for someone looking for a plastic tote bag with a thickness of more than 50 microns.
This will prevent people from using them, he added.
Jagtagap also said a private company is making fuel from plastic waste.
Vivek Velankar, founder of Sajag nymk Manch, recommends the use of fuel generated from plastic waste in PMPML buses.
\"In the city of Bangalore, used plastics are used to lay roads, which makes the roads more durable and reduces the chance of potholes when it rains.
The company has approached PMC on the same proposal in Pune.
\"I also wrote a few letters to the civic body asking it to consider the proposal, but it was useless,\" he said . \".
J. K. Sharaf of the polymer and plastic rubber board of the Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture said that everyone needs plastic handbags and banning plastic bags is not a solution.
\"Strict action should be taken for plastic bags with a thickness of less than 50 microns.
Thickness adjustment is acceptable, but not completely prohibited, he said.
Pramod Shah, representative of the Plastics Manufacturers Association, said plastic is now an integral part of our lives.
\"Early in the morning, you get up with a toothbrush made of plastic and milk delivered in plastic bags.
Not just plastic handbags;
Plastic packaging is used in almost all industries
From health care to food packaging, he said.
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