BMC developing a method to recycle seized plastic

by Web Desk | Published: 01 Mar 2023

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The BMC's plan to reuse seized plastic to make seats, trash cans and school supplies are still in limbo, and 4,148 kg of plastic have been sitting idle in BMC warehouses for a while now. Teams from the licensing department visited marketplaces, businesses, and establishments after the civic body relaunched its campaign against prohibited plastic on July 1 in order to seize prohibited plastic.
Afterward, the material was put in storage facilities while a policy choice on disposal or recycling was made. After the government permitted the use, storage, trading, distribution, and transit of all single-use throwaway objects, however, civic activity slowed down.
The civic authority has decided to invite a tender and has chosen to reopen discussions with a few NGOs interested in recycling this plastic waste.
"We had conversations with a couple of NGOs, but the plan fizzled out. We are still considering our alternatives and will get to work on it soon," a Senior Municipal Official said. Up till February of this year, the BMC prosecuted 22 offenders and amassed a fine of Rs. 45.25 lacks. Shop owners that use prohibited plastic are subject to fines ranging from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 25,000 per offense.
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