BMC: 47,000 kg of plastic seized, Rs 1.9 crore fine collected in 6 months

With plastic bags being freely handed out by vendors, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claims to have seized 47,000 kg of plastic and collected fines worth Rs 1.9 crore over the past six months, since the day the ban came into effect. Sources said the civic body had also filed inspection reports against 355 shopkeepers and vendors. Not only this, BMC sources further said more than 100 plastic manufacturing units had been closed and steps were being taken to end the production of single-use plastic bags.