Draft Plastics Waste Management Rules: Too little, too late

13-May-2015 # Municipal Waste Management Source: Business Standard

The recent release of “Draft Plastics Waste Management Rules, 2015 by the government bans manufacturing plastic bags without prior registration from the State Pollution Control Board or the Pollution Control Committee of the Union Territory considering its negative impact on environment. The article highlights loopholes in the new plastic rules describing that the new rules cannot decrease the overall waste of the country as it would encourage using paper bags resulting to cutting more trees to manufacture papers.

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