Thermocol will not be allowed for Ganpati decorations, says Bombay high court

Thermocol, or polystyrene foam, can no longer be used for decorations during Ganesh Chaturthi, the Bombay high court (HC) declared on Friday. The court was responding to petition, filed by the Thermocol Fabricator and Decoration Association, which stated that a thermocol ban would hit 40,000 jobs.

Dismissing the plea, the bench of Justice AS Oka and Justice RI Chagla said the arguments made by the government could not be ignored.