Sunday, 30 June 2013

Himachal Pradesh Bans use of Polythene Bags and packed edible items

Posted by Siva Kumar Ari
The Government of Himachal Pradesh took a step forward in banning the hazardous and non-environmental polythene bags in the state of Himachal Pradesh and it has also taken a brave step in implementing ban of packed edible items , non-essential edibles like potato chips and candies in polythene packs will be banned in Himachal Pradesh from this coming monday .

Plastic Bags are Banned in Himachal Pardesh
Plastic Bags are Banned in Himachal Pardesh



 Himachal will be the first state in the country to ban polythene-packed edible items in compliance with the order of the state High Court which has completely prohibited use of polythene packaging for non-essential food items.

The High Court had earlier ruled that non-essential eatables like potato chips, cookies, candy, chewing gum, ice cream, chocolates, noodles and candies are junk food and cannot be sold in polythene packings . However , essential items like Milk packets vegetable oil packets are exempted from this ban.

The Court directed the government to impose a blanket ban across the state from April 1 but the government pleaded for affording some time to the traders to clear their stocks . So we should call it a brave call by the government of Himachal Pradesh to ban polythene items in the state 

3 comments:

  1. Very good move. Hope the ban would be extended on Cocacola, Pepsi bottles as well. Uttarakhand and all other states for that matter should take a leaf out of this

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  2. Even Kashmir should do this and almost all tourist places should do it.

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