NGT bans use of non-biodegradable plastic bags in Delhi

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed an interim ban on the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags which are less than 50 microns in the entire Delhi. An environment compensation of Rs. 5,000 on anyone found in possession of such banned plastic. The tribunal directed Delhi government to seize the entire stock of plastic within one week. Earlier, the green panel had banned the use of disposable plastic in Delhi and NCR with effect from 1st January 2017.

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