SPCB seizes 3000 kg banned polythene bags

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 5: Continuing its drive to impose the ban on the sale and use of polythene carry bags below 50 microns, the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) today carried out fresh raids in different locations inside Warehouse at Vikram Chowk, Jammu and seized approximately 3000 kg of banned Polythene carry bags.
The raids were conducted by a joint team of officers from Divisional Offices of Jammu (South) and Samba (North) along with personnel from Forest Protection Force. The raids were conducted under the direct supervision of Regional Director, Shaukat Chowdhary.
As per the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and subsequent SRO 45 issued by the J&K Government, the manufacturing, sale and use of only those polythene bags is allowed that are above 50 microns in thickness and are properly stamped and labeled by the manufacturers with the registration numbers allotted to them by the SPCB.
The Board has warned that such raids will be carried out in future for the implementation of the Rules and appealed to the local vendors, shopkeepers and general public to desist from use of banned Polythene Carry Bags.