Monday, 25 June 2018

Plastic Ban Awareness

Hello! Friends,

Plastic Ban is very important step to save our earth and the enviornment. It is going to be very difficult to go with plastic specially bags. But still please follow the rules by levied by the government. The penalty levied is too high for a common person. Infact try not to use plastic in any form as it is not good for our health too. Lets #GoGreen say #NoPlastic agree #PlasticBan and save our earth for the forthcoming generation.

Announcement And Implementation.

The Maharashtra government had announced Plastic Ban on 23rd March, 2018. The implementation started from 23rd June, 2018. The Maharashtra government had also banned the manufacture, usage, transport, distribution, wholesale and retail sale and storage, and import of plastic bags. 

Other states in India with Plastic Ban. 

Maharashtra, Bengaluru, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan has imposed the plastic ban.

11 states that have partial bans on the use of plastic bags on the grounds of religious, historical or natural importance, or during the pilgrimage season — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Plastic Products covered under the Ban
  • Plastic bags.
  • Disposable plastic items like spoons, forks,   cups, glasses, containers.
  • Disposable thermocol items like plates,          glasses, bowls, and containers.
  • Non-woven polypropylene bags.
  • Plastic pouches for storing liquid.
  • Plastic wrap used for packaging or storing    products.
  • Plastic packaging for food items.
  • Plastic and thermocol decorations.
Plastic Products exempted from the Ban
  • Plastic bags or plastic used for packaging of medicines.
  • Compostable plastic bags or material used for plant nurseries, horticulture, agriculture, handling of solid waste.
  • Plastic and plastic bags for export purpose only, in the Special Economic Zone and export-oriented units.
  • The plastic used for handling of solid waste (for example garbage used at homes).
  • Plastic cover or plastic to wrap material used at the manufacturing stage or is an integral part of manufacturing.
  • Food grade virgin plastic bags not less than 50-micron thickness used for packaging of milk.
Milk Bags and Water Bottles

Plastic milk pouches will have to be more than 50 microns thick and should be recyclable. The price for buyback should be clearly printed.  Empty milk bags will be saled back to the seller in return for which he will pay you Rs 0.50.

All PET bottle will have buyback depository mechanism with a predefined buyback price printed specifically on each bottle. Consumers will have to pay Rs 1 and Rs 2 extra above the MRP for buying PET bottles of 500 ml and 1 litre respectively. Plastic bottles with a capacity of less than half a litre have been banned completely.

Penalty for Violation of Ban.

Fine for violating the ban will be Rs 5,000 for the first offence, Rs 10,000 for the second and Rs 25,000 for the third offence or a three-month jail term or both. Manufacturers, on the other hand, stand to lose their license.

Why should we ban plastic?
  • Plastic pollute our land and water.
  • Plastic never break down hence cannot be recycled.
  • Plastic is harmful to wildlife, marine life and also human health. 
  • Plastic consume lot of energy in it's production. Plastic is highly flammable.
  • Plastic usage is causing obstruction in the river-drain.
  • Better alternatives are available for Plastic.
Do comment any question or idea or option regarding #PlasticBan.

"This post is published for the week 4 of #OpenNTalk Blogger's League Team1 #jamss2018 hosted by Gleefulblogger & Wigglingpen in association with SummerBarnVedantika HerbalsNyassaExplore Kids World."

Head to the other #Jamss2018 members’ blogs to read their entry for week 4
  1. Jigna Gautam Shah
  2. Aishwarya Srinivas
  3. Mayuri
  4. Snigdha
  5. Sinduja

If you like my blog, subscribe and follow me on my social media handles such as Facebook pageInstagram and Twitter


  1. a useful topic... well explained

  2. a very useful post. Time to change and bring about change everywhere around.
    #NISSATalks Sudha

  3. A much needed first step. Very detailed post, good presentation of the facts.
    Nupur #NISSAtalks #OpenNTalk

    1. Thanks Nupur. Really really needed #plasticban

  4. We need more posts like this to make people aware about it. Good selection of topic. #Bloggerbabes #OpeNtalk

  5. Good information.Very well explained. Nice post. Time to change our city, our country. Clean India - Green India.

    1. Thanks Gautam, we all together have to change and make Clean India Green India

  6. This post will clear many confusions about what can be used and what not. Hope it brings about the change it is intended to.
    #BloggerBabes #OpenNTalk

    1. Hope so. But this change is a must. For our Bright Future.

  7. A very important topic, explained well.
    #OpenNTalk #JAMSS2018

  8. Plastic ban is good for us in many ways as it is one good step towards saving our mother earth. #Openntalk #Bloggingdivas

  9. This is the Need of the hour. Very well explained post.

    – Anami from #InvincibleGang for #OpenNTalk #Week4

  10. Thank you so much for sharing the products covered and exempted under the Plastic ban. There was no clarity in this regards for me. Not any more!
    #OpenNTalk #CrossBorderSisters #AYReads

  11. A topic that needs to be spoken of, written about, and acted upon...
    Plastic pollution has become a matter of grave concern to our environment and to us. It is only through awareness and actove participation that we will be able to tackle this monster!

    #OpenNTalk #CrossBorderSisters

    1. Yes with active participation on we can defeat the #plastic monster

  12. Opted a good topic and people must know about the plastics and why they should not use it.
    #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk

  13. Quite informative. Plastic must be banned to save our Earth.



    1. Thanks Aditi and very true plastic Ban is neede

  14. This is really a great initiative against pollution. Plastic ban is really needed . #jamss2018 #OpenNtalk

  15. This is much needed post. I belong to Maharashtra and I'm so happy people will now accept cloth bags or organic recyclable bags over plastics. #InvincibleGang

    1. Very true Yogeeta, we need to leave plastic bag but it is difficult.

  16. Plastic needs to be discarded from our lives to save planet. interesting post. #BlogAMile #OpenNTalk

    1. Thanks Ila, we should actually get rid of the smallest bit of plastic.

  17. In a country like India with huge population, any thing to get implemented 100% needs a lot of time. Hope changes will happen for the good .Informative post ☺️