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‘Submit plan to buy back and recycle milk pouches’

State Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam directs milk co-operative societies to present plan within 15 days

After a meeting of the high power committee on the plastic ban on Tuesday, State Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam directed all milk co-operative societies to submit a plan for collecting, buying back and recycling plastic pouches within 15 days.

Mr. Kadam said, “We had asked these societies to come up with a plan to ensure that the plastic pouches are collected and recycled. The deadline has now ended, but no plan has been submitted to the State government. We expect them to submit the plan within the next 15 days. Failing to do so will attract penal action.” The government on March 23, 2018, had banned all products made out of plastic and thermocol.

‘Firm on stand’

The Minister said that the State government is firm on its stand of not allowing water companies to sell water in plastic pouches. “These companies had approached the Bombay High Court against the ban and the court had asked the State to explain its position. The high power committee has decided that no leniency should be shown to these companies and the government will stick to its stand.” Mr. Kadam said division-wise meetings will be held to speed up and promote the plastic ban. “Such meetings will be held in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik,” Mr. Kadam said.

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