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Coimbatore

3,000 kg banned plastic material seized

Covai Post Network

Corporation officials today seized 3,000 kg of plastic materials below 50 micron from various shops in Central zone of the City Corporation, during raids.

Raids were conduced in retail and wholesale shops on R.G. Street and Thomas Street and materials such as cups, carry bags made of plastic below 50 micron, which were banned in the city from May 1. The value of the seizure was Rs.3.75 lakh, an official release said.

A fine of Rs. 6,000 was collected from shop keepers for violating the rules and they were advised to use eco-friendly bags in future.

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