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Plastic ban in Bengaluru: BBMP to fine users heavily


Bengaluru, May 10: After the Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) imposed a complete ban on plastic and all plastic related products in the state, BBMP now wants to fine people who are seen carrying around plastic bags/items.

According to a reports, you could be fined upto Rs 500 if you are seen using plastic bags and serial offenders could be fined upto Rs 1000 for the same.

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BBMP to fine plastic users, traders

The decision was taken by N Manjunatha Prasad, BBMP Commissioner who said that there has been poor response to the plastic ban. He warned commercial establishments saying that traders and retailers selling plastic items would be fined Rs 50,000 for first offence and Rs 1 lakh for the second.

He also said that manufacturers could draw heavier fine if they did not comply with the law.

The decision to ban plastic was taken in March after the civic body said that plastic was turning hazardous for the environment, blocking sewers and drains. The main aim is to eradicate plastic from the city.

The BBMP blanket ban follows a state government ban on plastic items, issued on March 11.

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