Tetra, multi-layered packaging next on Maharashtra’s plastic ban list

While the state government has announced exemption for retail packaging from its plastic ban, it now wants to bring tetra packaging and multi-layered packaging in the ambit of the ban. Tetra packaging is used for packaging various beverages and semi-liquid food items, while multi-layer packaging is used for packing chips, biscuits, etc.

The state is likely to give firms using tetra packaging and multi-layer packaging three months’ time to come up with a mechanism for collecting and recycling the used packets, failing which they will impose ban.