plastics that require to be addressed before making a Rule that promotes biodegradable plastics.
Do biodegradable plastics contain the plasticizers, such as phthalates or bishneol-A, as the conventional non-biodegrabale plastics do?
Section 6 (h) reads "the municipal authority shall encourage the use of platic waste by adopting suitable technology such as in road construction, co-incineration etc. The municipal authority or the operator intending to use such technology shall ensure the compliance with prescribed by the competent authority in this regard".
Section 3 (k) deals with "multilayered plastics" means any material having a combination of more than one layer of packaging material such as paper, paper board, polymeric materials, metalised layers or aluminium foil, either in the form of a laminate or co-extruded structure. Section 8 (d) reads: "retailers shall ensure that plastic carry bags and multilayered packaging sold by them are properly labelled" This is hardly sufficient. Environmental groups were expecting a ban on non-recyclable laminated multi-layered plastics and metallic pouches but the possible hazards from multilayered plastics has only been dealt with clumsily and callously.