Mumbai bans plastic, with £275 fines and three months in JAIL for anyone who uses single-use bags, cups or bottles

Mumbai bans plastic, with £275 fines and three months in JAIL for anyone who uses single-use bags, cups or bottles
Fonte: Dailymail
Maharashtra state, including the city of Mumbai, has banned single-use plastic
First time offenders will be fined 5,000 rupees (£55) if caught with a bag
Three strikes and punishment is 25,000 rupees (£277) and three months in jail

The Indian city of Mumbai has banned single-use plastic, with offenders caught using disposable cutlery or bags facing up to three months in jail and heavy fines.

A state-wide ban in Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located, was implemented this weekend, with special inspectors targeting restaurants and food shops before the new rules begin to apply to residents today.

A first-time offender will be fined 5,000 rupees (£55), then 10,000 rupee (£111) if the offence is repeated. After three strikes, the punishment is 25,000 rupees (£277) and three months in jail.

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