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SC mulling total ban on plastic bags

Last Updated: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:47

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said it would consider whether to completely ban the use of plastic in the interests of animals and the environment.

An apex court bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi said this during the hearing of a PIL (public interest litigation), drawing attention of the court to the plight of animals, which were allegedly swallowing plastic with their food.

The PIL was moved by Karuna Society for Animal and Nature.

The court issued notice to the central and state governments and the plastic manufacturers on the PIL.

The court suggested that either the use of plastic be banned or the manufacturers should pick up the used plastic and re-cycle it.


First Published: Monday, May 7, 2012 - 12:47
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