Ten-Second Takeaway

According to BBMP’s latest decision, you’ll be expected to pay a fine of INR 500 the next time you’re caught with a plastic bag!

Say No To Plastic

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike {BBMP} is indeed taking its plastic ban very seriously. Going by the civic administrative body’s recent decision {which will be enforced with immediate effect}, you will now have to shell out INR 500 if you’re found carrying a plastic bag. And, that’s not all. Repeat offenders will be charged with a fine of INR 1,000! But, it’s not just the users that BBMP will be penalising; the rule applies to manufacturers {who will have to pay a maximum of INR 5 lakhs}, shopkeepers, vendors, wholesalers and hawkers, too. So, next time you’re out shopping, make sure you stay away from plastic carrier bags and load up on those reusable options.

This story first appeared in the Times Of India. Read the full story here.

Featured image via: Day Donaldson