Margao Municipal Council issues notice on single-use plastic ban

The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has issued a public notice cautioning people about the ban on single-use plastic items which have low utility and high littering potential by 2022 as per the Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules 2021 notified by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change. “The notification mandates that manufacturing, import, stocking distribution, sale and use of carry bags made of virgin or recycled plastic shall not be less than 75 microns in thickness with effect from September 2021 and 120 microns in thickness with effect from December 2022,” the public notice reads.