plastic coated paper cups may be exempted from ban | trichy news - times of india

by:Kindeal Paper     2020-03-15
Trichy: Department of Environmental and pollution control Minister K. C. karupannan said the government is rethinking the ban on paper cups and may allow the use of paper cups.
Since January 1, 2018, plastic coated paper cups are one of the 14 plastic products banned by the state government.
Karuppannan said that it may be given an exception given its widespread use.
He spoke at the plastic-free Tamil Nadu regional awareness conference at The Trichi SRM hotel.
Officials from five regions, including regional collectors and ministers, attended a meeting organized by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Committee (TNPCB)
And Trish Regional Authority
\"While paper cups are widely used to consume hot drinks, they are banned mainly because of the plastic coating inside the cup,\" the minister said . \".
\"Plastic makes up to 6% of paper cups in the form of a thin coating inside the cup to make it waterproof.
We are considering reducing the plastic coating to 4%.
A decision will be made within a few days, \"Karuppannan said.
While the ban will take effect from the beginning of next year, a government order will be passed in a few days to provide for fines in case of violation of the rules.
Karuppannan said the public had a positive reaction to the ban because they had been aware of the need to ban plastics.
Most importantly, the ban will only help farmers become their ecology.
Friendly products can replace the banned plastic.
A senior teacher from NIT
Trish, dean of the Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital, explained the type of plastic and its composition (MGMGH)
, G. Anitha talked about the possible diseases due to the use of plastic.
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