The Municipal Corporation has decided to ban the sale of beverages such as Pepsi, Coca Cola, Mazza, Kinley and Aquafina drinks in plastic bottles, within the limits of the city from March 13.

Abhijeet Kaplish, ADC-cum-Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, said the action had been taken under the Plastic Management Rules-2016, as the cess imposed by the MC had not been paid by these companies. The cess was imposed to facilitate disposal of plastic waste in the city. The MC had imposed cess on sale of plastic-packed goods in the city on October 29, 2020. The Plastic Management Rules-2016 empower the local government to levy cess on disposal of such plastic waste.

Source: 05 March, 2021, The Tribune