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Ban on use of plastic bags sought

Ban on use of plastic bags sought
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The two-judge PIL Bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P V Sanjay Kumar adjourned by one week a writ plea filed by Vishaka Society for Protection and Care of Animals seeking a direction to the civic authorities across the State to impose a total ban on the manufacture of plastic bags of all sizes

Hyderabad: The two-judge PIL Bench of the High Court at Hyderabad comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta and Justice P V Sanjay Kumar adjourned by one week a writ plea filed by Vishaka Society for Protection and Care of Animals seeking a direction to the civic authorities across the State to impose a total ban on the manufacture of plastic bags of all sizes by all companies, small scale units, factories and other organisations and also ban the sale, use and circulation of all plastic bags in shops, hotels and super bazaars and at all the shops dealing with the sale of groceries, fruits and other light and heavy consumer articles of domestic use and commercial use in the entire State of Andhra Pradesh to save the earth from the hazards of pollution and to protect the health of the human beings as well as the animal and sea world, which form part of the environment within a time bound programme.

The petitioner also sought a direction to the authorities to provide garbage collection and treatment devices in the entire State and to create awareness among the public about the ill effects of indiscriminate use of plastic bags by advertisements through media, both audio and visual and also provide methods to treat the plastic material so far dumped and being dumped in all the places in the entire State.

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