The ban on the use of non-recyclable and non-degradable plastic products will be “strictly enforced” across Tiruchi, Perambalur and Ariyalur districts with effect from January 1.

This has been announced by the respective Collectors after separate consultative meetings with officials of local bodies, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, and representatives of voluntary organisations held recently.

Our Staff Reporter from Madurai writes:

The Madurai District (United) Plastic Manufacturers and Traders Association have urged the Corporation to implement the ban on plastic products effectively and not indiscriminately.

Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, association president S. Rathakrishnan said that the Central Government's law bans only plastic products less than 20 microns.

The Madurai Corporation recently passed a resolution on the same lines. However, he said, other civic bodies in the State, where similar laws were enacted began to seize all plastic products indiscriminately.

“The law is clear. However, it is in implementation that problems have come. We are going to meet the Corporation officials on Monday and explain our views,” he said.

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