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Pudukotttai municipality launches drive against plastic carry bags

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Municipal authorities checking the quality of plastic carry bags at a shop in Pudukottai on Friday.
Municipal authorities checking the quality of plastic carry bags at a shop in Pudukottai on Friday.

The municipal authorities seized and destroyed plastic bags and packaging material less than 40 microns at the end of a day-long sudden inspection in various shops in the town on Friday. About 300 kg of substandard plastic material was destroyed. The municipality purchased a special electronic micro instrument for ascertaining the quality of the plastics, said municipal sources who conducted the seizure.

The municipal authorities said the drive would be launched for a few more days and appealed to members of the public not to use the substandard carry bags.

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