Plastic-free Maharashtra: Plastic bottles have been banned in government offices, hotels
Maharashtra is planning to ban plastic water bottles.
Mumbai, November 17: The Maharashtra government has banned water bottles in the ministry and other government offices to become a plastic-free state from March 2018. It has been said in the report that the plastic bottles of mineral water have also been banned from the hotel and will be placed in the restaurant soon.
Giving information about the scheme, Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said that a team will be sent to six Indian states of the country, which has acquired plastic free status including Himachal Pradesh and Kerala so that their model can be studied.
After the Golden Rule – the charity starts Home – The government had earlier banned the bottled water bottles and other government offices in the ministry where water was supplied to PET plastic bottles. A senior official told the Times of India, “We should start with the home (ministry) and when we can implement it here, we can ask them to follow other people.”
The Minister further said, he said that the government will use funds under the District and Development Committees (DPDC) to make the public sensitive about measures.
Earlier in 2005, the government had banned more than 50 microns thick plastic bags after the flood of 2005, which had spent many lives in Mumbai and its suburbs. However, the implementation of the ban has not been given to the mark.
Another media report claims that the state government can finally ban the sale of packed milk in polythene bags, convert dairy and manufacturers into glass bottles or sell milk.