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Why are only thin (less than 50 micron) plastic bags not allowed to be used in mumbai?

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If plastic is bad then thick bags too should be banned.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Dear, The plastic bags having less than 50micron will not degrade naturally if it is burried in the ground, whereas plastic bags having more than 50micron can be degraded in the ground, which will enable plants to grow.

    Just think, we keep on wasting thin plastic bags (less than 50micron) and kept on the ground as waste, after few years the sand will loose all the plantation capability. That is the reason why Metro-Government insists on not to use thin (less than 50microns) plastic bags.

    Jeeva M

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  • 9 years ago

    the thin plastic has a tendency to cause flooding in these regions, and can easily travel by wind and water in flood planes. It increases the flooding, and so, the government has outlawed the bags. I agree, the thick plastic bags should be banned, for the sake of the environment, as indeed, plastic production is bad, however, this government's primary concern in lieu of this law was flooding. The hope is that this legislation will eventually lead to more, future legislation that outlaws all plastic bags, for the sake of the environment, but these things always happen in little baby steps. One step at a time!

    Hope this helps!

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  • 9 years ago

    Various States have increased the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags to even higher limits of 40, 50, or 70 microns. These States/ UTs are: Goa (40 micron), Himachal Pradesh ( 70 micron; HP Cabinet decided to ban plastics in the entire State with effect from 15.08.2009), Maharashtra (50 micron), Meghalaya ( 40 micron), Punjab (30 micron), Chandigarh (30 micron), West Bengal (40 micron ), Kerala (30 micron)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    (less than 50 micron) plastic bags not allowed to be used in mumbai because to care of environment and its not only in mumbai but in delhi, so we should help to keep safe our city.

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