The municipality of Vyara town in Tapi district has been cracking down on the use of banned plastic since the beginning of this week. Although on Monday the officials didn’t find much, on Tuesday, they managed to seize a whopping 110 kilogram of bags and other items that were made from the grade of plastic that has been banned since July 1. A fine of Rs3,500 has been imposed on more than 30 shopkeepers who were hoarding and using the bags.
The surprise checks were done under the leadership of Sanitary and Food Inspector Rajesh Sheth. He was accomp[anied by Sub-sanitary Inspector Suresh Rana, as well as supervisors Sanjay Rana and Malay Vyas. The team conducted inspections in different areas of Vyara municipality.
The checks came after constant demand from the general public to crack down on the usage of banned plastic items in the town.
From July 1, under the Single-Use Plastic Policy, products below 75 microns have been banned in the state. This has forced businesses to stop using disposable bags, dishes, spoons, teacups, ice-cream cups, chocolate wrappers, and water pouches and other similar products.