Plastic bags seized from Saravana Bhavan

Food Safety officials seized 1,000 kg of plastic from Saravana Bhavan hotel in Vadapalani. The plastic ban came into effect in Tamilnadu with the dawn of the New Year in 2019. But many restaurants and roadside shops continued to dispense plastic carrybags.

Sourcess say that soon plastic ban in Tamilnadu will be extended even to packaged foods like biscuits, flour, cooking ingredients, etc., which are manufactured predominantly by multi-national and Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies like ITC, Britania, Pillsbury, etc. With this, the State government has, finally, addressed the allegations of Tamilnadu Plastic Manufacturers’ Association (TAPMA) that they were the only ones made scapegoats in the name of plastic ban.