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Maharashtra's ambitious plastic ban continues to confuse

Source: downtoearth.org.in, New Delhi, Aug 10,2018

What's worse than the plastic waste that is choking Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra? It’s the way the state government is handling its recent ban on plastic use. On March 23, Maharashtra became the first in the country to impose a blanket ban not only on plastic carry bags, but also thermocol and multi-layer packaging (see ‘Nagging problem’). But the rollout of the ban has been marred by confusions, thanks to multiple government notifications and a contradictory statement by the state environment minister

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