Plastic ban in Uttar Pradesh, to be effective from July 15

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Lucknow, July 6: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday issued an order to ban the use of plastic in the state.

The prohibition will be effective from July 15.

“We have issued an order to ban the use of plastic across Uttar Pradesh from July 15,” Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was quoted as saying by ANI. “After July 15, plastic cups, glasses, and polythene should not be used,” said Adityanath, adding, “For this, we should all work together.”

Recently, the Maharashtra government banned the use of plastic products. 

The development followed the state government’s March 23 dated notification prohibiting the manufacturing, use, sale, distribution and storage of all plastic and thermocol materials.

According to the notification, products manufactured from plastic and thermocol have been banned. Usage of disposable dishes, cups, plates, glasses, forks, bowls, containers, plastic packaging to wrap or store products, and packaging of food items food grain material, containers is prohibited.


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