Files and Folders are not single use plastic : Industry conveys to the Govt.
Ban on single use/ use and throw plastic
In June 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would eliminate single-use plastics by 2022. Canada and the European Union have since said they would get rid of some single-use plastics by 2021.
Modi reiterated his position last month when he called for the first big step in the fight against disposable plastic to be taken on October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Since that statement, there has been a lot of speculation on whether the government will ban or announce a phasing out of some single-use plastics on that day.
- How hard will it be to implement a plastic ban?
- What will it mean for businesses and consumers?
- Will they find a way around it?
Paras Shah, President, Federation of Maharashtra Stationery Manufacturers and Traders Association (FMSMTA) said “as you all aware that, government is coming out with new guidelines for one time use plastics ban, now from some news we got information that Govt. is also going to declare for discouraging plastics folders and files , infact in some Govt. dept. also banned plastics files. It has come to notice that they are very serious to discourage use and throw pens as well. It is not good news for us, and plastics files and folders are not one time use. so we should come together and oppose this move before 2nd October Govt. announced, if once Govt. will announce than it will be difficult to roll back, and there will be psychological effect on all mind not to use plastics, let's meet and save our industry. "United we stand, divided we fall".