amc doesn\'t know where and how to discard 10 tonnes of seized plastic bags
Citizen bodies used to dump plastic crap at Pirana dump points, but it\'s been a while gone! Thus, according to the plastic treatment and Waste Management Act, the waste is located in unused places and the use and sale of plastic bags under 40 microns is prohibited by citizen groups. Citizen officials often drive to confiscate banned bags, which they have collected about 10 tons over the years. Stored in an unknown location. Citizen bodies used to dump plastic crap at Pirana dump points, but it\'s been a while gone! As a result, the waste lies in unused places. \"The quality of the plastic is not very good, so we can\'t recycle it,\" said Dr. Bhavin Solanki, medical officer in charge of health at AMC . \". \"It can\'t be used for road construction either. We are thinking about dropping it. We discussed this with a number of experts to find out how to deal with waste. But it has not been implemented so far. \"The attitude towards plastic use has changed, says Solanki, however, he admits plastic bags are still in use. \"People still prefer to get a free plastic bag when shopping. \"People need to change this habit and carry recyclable, reusable bags,\" he added . \". Under the Act, a penalty of up to Rs 50,000 is imposed on the production, trading or distribution of prohibited plastic bags in the city. AMC\'s health department imposed a fine of up to Rs 50,000 on the manufacturers of these bags. A fine for wholesale traders handling such bags is between Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000 to Rs 10,000 per ton; Rs 20,000, 1 to 5 tons; The price of more than 5 tons is Rs 50,000. According to a notice issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, AMC imposed a ban on the manufacture and trade of plastic bags under 40 microns on January 1, 2012.