Himachal to ban plastic products from 15 August 2009

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to effect a complete ban on polythene and plastic products from August 15, an official spokesman said on Sunday. The government has already banned use of carry bags in the state. The Himachal Pradesh Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Act, 1995, is also in force in the state to prevent throwing or disposing non-biodegradable material in public places.


The Act empowers all district magistrates, additional deputy commissioners, additional district magistrates and sub-divisional magistrates, superintendents of police, additional superintendents of police, sub-divisional police officers, DSPs to take action under the Act.


Financial Express - ‎Jul 26, 2009‎