KMC clarifies on sale of poly bags

DIMAPUR, AUG 29 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/29/2019 11:51:42 AM IST

Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has clarified that it has not authorised any individual or group for the sale of non-woven poly propylene carry bags in Kohima and that such activity was unauthorized, non-permissible and illegal.

In a notification, KMC administrator Kovi Meyase stated that certain individual/group reportedly selling “non-woven white poly propylene bag” in Kohima in the guise of having been authorized by KMC. It stated that those non-woven white carry bags were made from poly propylene, which was a thermo plastic polymer and therefore not plastic free.

Therefore, in line with the government ban from all single-use plastic, KMC said non-woven white carry bags also fell within the category of banned plastic items.


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