Chhattisgarh bans PVC used in carry bags


The Chhattisgarh government has banned the use of chlorinated plastic and short-life Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) in the state. The state government has also banned the manufacture, storage, import, sale, transport and use of such plastic-borne goods.

The advertising and promotion of materials like PVC banners, flex, and hoardings have also been banned with immediate effect. The latest notification in this effect has been issued by the Department of Housing and Environment.

As the chemicals dispensed from PVC and chlorinated plastic contaminate the water, soil and air which cause a wide range of health effects.

From the Article 48-A of the Constitution of India, it is expected that every state will try to conserve and improve the environment.