Pune: PCB Collects 450 Kg Plastic, Imposes Rs 45,000 On 14 Defaulters

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Sumit Singh

Camp, 8th July 2022: The Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) on Thursday seized 450 Kgs plastics and imposed Rs 45,000 fine on 14 defaulters. The plastics seized will be transported to the Processing Plant of the Board for recycling. Similar drives will be conducted by the Board on commercial establishments, shopping centres, markets, vendors etc, informed PCB CEO Subrat Pal.



The government has banned single use plastic.


The Government of India, MoEF has notified the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 on 1803.2016, which are applicable to all Local Bodies including Cantonment Boards. Under Rule 6 of the Rules ibid, all local bodies had been made responsible for development and setting up infrastructure operationalization and co-ordination of Plastic Waste Management System, 2016.



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As per the Gazette of India No. 459 dated 12.08.2021, no person shall manufacture, storage, supply, sell, transport or distribute / use single used plastic (<75 micron) / throw away plastic, plastic carry bags or plastic flags, plastic sheets used for food wrapping, spreading plastic plates, plastic coated tea bags, plastic straws non-woven bags, thermocol, multi level packaging or any other plastic product in violation of the provision of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016.

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As per Rule 4 (2) of the PWM Rules, 2016, (as amended) , “The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale & use of the following single use plastic including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene commodities shall be prohibited w.e.f. July, 2022’.

(a) ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration.

(b) Plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straw, trays, wrapping or packing films around sweet boxes, invitation cards and cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners, less than 100 micron, stirrers.