After ban, BMC earns Rs 1.1 crore fine, collects 18,000 kg plastic

Three months after the Maharashtra government banned plastic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected Rs 1.1 crore in fine and confiscated 18,601 kg plastic until September 18.

On March 23, the government issued a notification, banning the manufacture, use, sale, and distribution of all single-use plastic items such as bags, spoons, plates, bottles, and thermocol items. The ban came into effect from June 23.