Plastic Manufacturers move HC against ban on plastic bags
A Plastic Manufacturers Association today approached the Delhi High Court challenging the City Governme jordan nt notification imposing a blanket ban on plastic bags in the capital.
A bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw issued notices to the Centre and the City Government and sought their replies by November 23 on a plea by All India Pla jordan stic Ind jordan ustries Association (AIPIA) against the October 23 notification.
The notification, under which no person can manufacture, import, store, sell or transport any kind of plastic bag in the city, will come into force from November 23.
The Court also issued notice to all the civic bodies, Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), Delhi Cantonment Board and Green Planet Waste Management Pvt Ltd.
According to the notification, from November 23 all kinds of plastic bags, including those used to cover magazines, books, invitation cards, will not be allowed. Garbage bags too will not be allowed.
The ban, however, will not affect the use of plastic specified under the Bio Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998.
Plastic used to pack food products such as milk, cooking oil, flour bags as well as plastic cups, largely used by tea vendors, are also allowed. the Environment Protection Act and Rules framed there under. The notification also violates the fundamental rights of the petitioner.
He said, Government exceeded its jurisdiction jordan in issuance of the notification in haste without deciding the question of legal competence and the issue of jurisdiction is pending before the Supreme Court. We need to find a new way to solve this problem in order to protect our home town.
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Posted on: Nov 7, 2012 at 12:53 IST
There is no second thought that plastic products, specially carry bags have caused much damage to our motherland. It is a remarkable step taken by the Govt. of Delhi and I think every state should ban use of plastic carry bags are encourage use of Eco friendly products.
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