Maharashtra: Return used plastic milk packets to get 50 paisa

Updated: Jun 27, 2019, 17:25 IST | mid-day online desk

In the wake of the plastic ban, the government has come up with this idea

Maharashtra: Return used plastic milk packets to get 50 paisa
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The Maharashtra government has issued a refundable surcharge of Rs 50 paise per plastic packet of milk to prompt recycling of plastic milk pouches in the state.

The government has come up with the idea of recycling of milk packets in the wake of plastic ban in the state.

The retailers itself will return a refundable surcharge of 50 paise per plastic packets when the customer returns empty milk packets after consumption.

Ramdas Kadam who is the environment minister, this step will help the government and encourage recycling of the plastic milk packet.

The Maharashtra government on June 23, 2018, had enforced the ban on the manufacture, use and sale of single-use plastic materials.

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