Power supply disconnected to two plastic production units

Officials of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) disconnected power supply to two units that were involved in manufacturing of banned plastic items.

Based on information, the officials inspected the units functioning at Thanneerpandal Palayam and Periyasemoor and found the production of banned plastic items. A report was submitted to H. Krishnanunni, District Collector and Chairman of the District Coordination Committee, who ordered disconnection of power supply to the units.

The Collector in a release said that the State government through its order number 84 dated June 25, 2018, had banned manufacture, storage and sale of one-time use and throwaway plastics irrespective of thickness.

The items banned by the government are plastic carry bags, plastic flags, plastic sheets for wrapping food, spreading on the dining table, plastic plates, plastic coated tea cups, plastic tumbler, water pouches and packets and plastic straw. The release warned of action against violators.

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