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Prohibitory orders issued on use of plastic

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DIBRUGARH, Dec 14 - The district magistrate here has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code on the use of plastic and polythene, thereby putting certain restrictions on their use in view of their lethal nature.

As per the order carry bags and containers made of virgin plastic must be environment friendly and carry bags and containers made of recycled plastic and used for purposes other than storing and packing foodstuffs, must meet the specifications of IS: 9833 : 1981. The use of carry bags or containers made of recycled plastics for storing, carrying dispensing, or packing of foodstuffs has been banned.

Distribution and sale of carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic which are less than thickness of 30 microns and size less than 8� x 12� has also been banned.

Moreover, all carry bags, container, pouch and other packaging items made of biodegradable plastic must conform with the specifications of IS/ISO:17088:2008. The order has been promulgated with immediate effect and violators will be prosecuted as per the law, the order mentioned.

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Prohibitory orders issued on use of plastic

DIBRUGARH, Dec 14 - The district magistrate here has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code on the use of plastic and polythene, thereby putting certain restrictions on their use in view of their lethal nature.

As per the order carry bags and containers made of virgin plastic must be environment friendly and carry bags and containers made of recycled plastic and used for purposes other than storing and packing foodstuffs, must meet the specifications of IS: 9833 : 1981. The use of carry bags or containers made of recycled plastics for storing, carrying dispensing, or packing of foodstuffs has been banned.

Distribution and sale of carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic which are less than thickness of 30 microns and size less than 8� x 12� has also been banned.

Moreover, all carry bags, container, pouch and other packaging items made of biodegradable plastic must conform with the specifications of IS/ISO:17088:2008. The order has been promulgated with immediate effect and violators will be prosecuted as per the law, the order mentioned.