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New Delhi Bans Plastic Bags

Times of India, news report, Posted: Jan 17, 2009



NEW DELHI - India's capital city has banned plastic bags reports The Times of India. Violators face prosecution under the Environment Protection Act and it could include a hefty fine as well as up to five years imprisonment. The Delhi High Court had previously allowed bags with a thickness of up to 40 microns but the government says that is too difficult to measure on the spot and instead it wants to discourage plastic bags completely. Traders are complaining that the ban will hurt them financially. "Jute and cloth are expensive options for retailers. Paper is not a suitable medium for everyone. How are we to put goods like liquids or semi-solid food in paper or cloth! The biodegradable bags are not manufactured in Delhi and have to be imported. They are an extremely expensive proposition. While the ban is fine in principle, why doesn't the government give us alternatives," asked Vijay Kumar, a trader in Chandni Chowk.

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