Friday, August 31, 2007

Kerala bans plastic below 50 microns

The Hindu reports: The Government has decided to enforce plastic ban from September 1 and intensify the follow-up action for garbage-free Kerala.

Minister for Local Self-Local Administration Paloli Mohammed Kutty said in a release here on Saturday that the ban would be enforced under the leadership of local self-government institutions (LSGIs).

What is more interesting is, apart from the plastic carry-bags, the usage of "disposable plates and cups" at weddings are banned. Furthermore, no more plastic flags and decorations during any festivity or political rallies and strikes!

The thin plastic is going to test the Political will of this government.

South Africa banned thin filmsy plastic in 2003 (bbc report)

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