Govt to ban plastics upto 100 microns: Minister

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Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8 (UNI) Kerala Sports and Youth Affairs Minister M Vijayakumar today said the government would take legal steps banning plastics up to 100 microns in the state.

Inaugurating a workshop on ''Goodby to Plastics'', organised by the Municipal Corporation here, he said plastic was a challenge and the rural and urban areas were facing serious menace with it.

Even the high range areas were not free from it, he added Stating that plastics was harmful for both men and land, he said people should be informed of its disadvantages.

Mr Vijayakumar said if the ban on plastics failed, it would adversely affect the environment.

UNI

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