Maharashtra Government had issued a notification to ban categories of plastic and thermocol including less than 200 ml drinking water PET bottles, plastic bags for shopping, disposable thermocol cups, plates and straws. The notification was issued by the Environment Department of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board and Thane Municipal Corporation.
Mumbai airport will be plastic-free from October 2 (Wednesday), announced the GVK-run airport on Monday. The Mumbai International Airport Limited released a notice which laid out the guidelines of plastic-ban in accordance with the Government of India.
“The airport has banned all single-use plastic items including disposable cutlery made up of thermocol (polystyrene or plastic), PET/PETE bottles (less than 200 ml), plastic bags (with/without handle), disposable dish/bowl for food packaging, straws, thermocol items and bubble wraps,” a Mumbai International Airport Ltd spokesperson told Times of India.
As per the notification, citizens will be penalised if they violate the regulation. For first time offenders, an amount of Rs 5,000 will be levied if a person repeats the violation twice then he/she will have to pay an amount of Rs 10,000. The third time offender will have to face imprisonment of three months, other than paying a fine of Rs 25,000.