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Mangaluru: 261 kgs of plastic seized during raids on local shops

Prime News, State, (Mangaluru), June 26:-Health and environment officials of Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) conducted raids on local shops in the city and seized 261 kilograms of banned plastic items.

Plastic materials including poly bags, disposable glasses, packaging items were seized on Tuesday and were taken away in a tempo. A penalty of Rs 2500 has been imposed on the shop owners.

A woman official was also present during the raids.

States across the nation including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Puducherry have recently imposed a ban on using and selling of single-use plastics.

On March 23 last year, the Maharashtra government had issued a notification, imposing a ban on the manufacture, use, sale and distribution of all plastic materials like plastic bags, spoons, plates, bottles and thermocol items. On April 13, the Bombay High Court had called the ban ‘reasonable’.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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