Despite ban, single-use plastics enter Kodambakkam shops

Several kilograms of plastics were seized at TASMAC outlets in Kodambakkam, Ambattur and Anna Nagar. Many retail stores in the city have stopped giving plastic bags for customers, but small shops markets continue to use them. Continue Reading

Plastic bags slowly make a comeback in Chennai locality

It’s been over one month since the plastic ban was passed by the Tamilnadu government and News Today made a visit to various shopping areas in the neighbourhood, especially the Porur market, to learn how far the rule is being effectively followed by shopkeepers. Continue Reading

Post ban, plastic products make a comeback at Mugappair in Chennai

Little over a month since the enforcement of plastic ban, 6.09 tonnes of the forbidden single-use products have been collected in January from Ambattur zone which Mugappair belongs to. Continue Reading

Residents, vendors in Chennai talk about life, post plastic ban

On 1 January, residents across the city were at a loss when single-use plastic products were banned. Since then, several businesses started using alternatives, such as cloth-bags. Continue Reading

Plastic ban ineffectively implemented in Chennai suburb

Although the State government’s ban on single-use plastic, came into force on 1 January, its impact is yet to be seen in Chrompet and surrounding areas, as a large number of businesses are still seemingly hesitant to look for alternatives. Continue Reading

Plastic ban: Velacheri residents want regular inspections

The ban on single-use plastics that came into effect on 1 January was welcomed unanimously by the residents. However, according to many in Velacheri, the government on its part failed to bring in a proper enforcement due to which some shops in the neighbourhood continue to use polythene carry bags. Continue Reading