Plastic ban in Mumbai: BMC collects 1.42 lakh kg of banned plastic

With the plastic ban coming into effect from June 24, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has collected 1.42 lakh kg of banned plastic from across the city. While the BMC has been aggressively collecting the banned plastic items, it has not been able to put a mechanism to recycle the collected material.

Prior to the plastic ban, BMC had 36 segregation centres to collect plastic waste. The civic body had set up 24 additional plastic collection bins after the implementation of the plastic ban. However, the civic body has not been able to recycle the collected plastic as there are no plastic recyclers in the city.