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Mixed Reaction: Bouquets And Brickbats For Plastic Ban In Maharashtra On Social Media

The state wide ban on plastic in Maharashtra will come in to effect from June 23. Here’s how people are reacting on social media

Mixed Reaction: Bouquets And Brickbats For Plastic Ban In Maharashtra On Social Media

New Delhi: June 23 will see a state wide plastic ban in India’s second most populous state- Maharashtra. With less than 24 hours left for the implementation of the ban, civic officials seem all geared up to ensure effective implementation of the ban. From imposing hefty fines, to enlightening people about the things that are included and excluded from the ban, to suggesting alternatives to the banned plastic items, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has tried to ensure it all and till the very end. Just a day before the ban comes into effect, a three day exhibition at the National Sports Club Of India, Worli, got launched to showcase alternatives to plastic where 60 companies and 50 Self Help Groups are on board.

Also Read: Maharashtra Plastic Ban: Highlights Of BMC’s Exhibition On Eco-friendly Alternatives To Plastic

Reactions on social media come divided. While many celebrities, leaders and well known personalities and citizens have come out in support of the #PlasticBan. There are also the sceptics. Have a look-

“Have you made the big switch yet?”, asks actor Juhi Chawla.

It is hard to give one’s favorite things, but for the environment, people are giving up their beloved plastic items.

“The citizens of the city are receiving a lot of response from the Pune Municipal Corporation’s PlasticBandi campaign. The new Deluxe Laundry has deposited a whopping 150 kg of plastic. When will you do?”

Taking inspiration from people around the globe, Mumbaikars share alternatives to commonly used plastic bags.

Make nature cool, says twitterati, suggesting citizens to bid adieu to plastic bags and adopt eco-friendly bags

Until and unless vendors stop giving products in plastic packaging, consumers will not think of adopting other products, and that is what twitter has to say.

Taking forward the Maharashtra plastic ban, Mumbai’s beach warriors plan to clean up the existing plastic waste created by us.

While some are working on abiding by the state wide ban, others are still confused on what all plastic items are included and excluded from the ban.

Also Read: Maharashtra Plastic Ban: What Is Banned And What Is Not

Also, there are people, who seem clueless about viable alternatives to plastic and don’t see much happy with the ban.

Also Read: Maharashtra Plastic Ban: How Prepared Are Wholesalers, Street Hawkers, Restaurants In Mumbai To Get Rid Of Plastic?

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