Nagercoil: The Municipal Council has decided not to allow use of plastic items under 20 microns and those violating this decision will be slapped a fine of Rs.5,000.

A resolution to this effect would adopted at the council meeting to be held here on Thursday.

MUMBAI: Babulnath temple, one of city's oldest places of worship, has banned devotees from bringing their offerings in plastic bags. The decision was taken by the temple authorities on Thursday, on the eve of Mahashivratri.

Located near Girgaum Chowpatty, the Babulnath temple attracts lakhs of devotees during the Mahashivratri festival.

New Delhi: Finding the plastic industry association

The Supreme Court on Friday showed reluctance in entertaining a claim to relax the ban on use of plastic bags by the Delhi government.

Mumbai: The ban on polythene bags may get extended beyond 50 microns. The civic administration, which was recently asked by the government to formulate a draft suggesting revisions to the existing ban, is likely to recommend the inclusion of plastic bags made up of polythene thicker than 50 microns in the ban

The Maharashtra government has proposed to enact a law jailing manufacturers and even stockists of thin plastic bags in a bid to prevent them from clogging up sewage networks.

MUMBAI: The state has, in its final changes proposed for the Maharashtra Non-Biodegradable Garbage (Control) Ordinance, 2006, recommended a penalty on citizens found using plastic carry bags below 50 microns.

In a meeting on Thursday, it was decided that a fine ranging from Rs 5 to Rs 100 would be imposed on anyone found carrying plastic bags of thickness less than 50 microns.

Acting on the directions of the High Court following a massive fire at the landfill site, the Forest Department has moved the case for diversion of nine hectares land at Baral village on the Tutu-Tara Devi bypass for scientific dumping of non-biodegradable waste.

CUTTACK: Carrying forward their efforts to transform Cuttack into a polythene-free city, the district administration and civic authorities today banned use of plastic items in kalyan mandaps and community halls during weddings and social functions.

Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had plans to curb the plastic bags menace that date back to 2008. The civic body had asked the state government to make a provision for stringent action to discourage the manufacturing and circulation of plastic bags.