Celebrities support Maha’s decision to ban plastic

The Maharashtra government has decided to ban the use of plastic from March 18, said Ramdas Kadam , the Environment Minister. This government’s decision has garnered a lot of support from celebrities

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  • The ban would cover the production, use, storage, sale, distribution, import and transportation of plastic.
  • Those violating the ban would be fined Rs 25,000 and could also face a three-year jail term, said Kadam.
  • Plastic used to cover medicines, forest and horticulture products, solid waste, tree saplings and the use of plastic in special economic zones for export purposes would be exempted from the ban. Plastic covers and wrappers used for manufactured and processed products would also be exempt, he said.

Plastic bags, thermocol, disposable cups and plates, cutlery, non-woven polypropylene bags, plastic pouches and packaging would be banned, said Ramdas Kadam, the Environment Minister.

Now, the Maharashtra government’s decision is being supported by the celebrities:

Aaditya Thackeray, Yuva Sena President  who conceptualised it tweeted, “Finally a project I was working closely on with Minister @iramdaskadam ji who initiated the plastic ban, has been approved by the Cabinet. I’m extremely happy that this focused ban on single use plastics will take effect soon. This was needed to protect our environment.”

Actor Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “This is great! Well done @AUThackeray. Now we all need to participate and make this a success.”

Actor Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, “ Great & a bold decision by the Government of Maharashtra to ban plastic. Heartiest Congratulations to our hon CM Shri @Dev_Fadnavis, Shri @iramdaskadam and the entire team. ……over to you rest of India.”

Actor Diya Mirza tweeted, “A gift to the environment is a gift to citizens! Thank you @AUThackeray. We the citizens will do everything we can to ensure that this is a success!”

Actor Jaccky Bhagnani tweeted, “This was a much needed step @AUThackeray! Let us all march towards a better future #ReUse #Refuse #Recycle.”