The MPCB (Maharashtra Pollution Control Board) after the order of (Central Pollution Control Board) will take action against the manufacturers who are selling duplicate compostable products. Most manufacturers are running the business without the certificate required for selling compostable carry bags or have counterfeit documents.
Dr SK Nigam Additional Director of CPCB has mentioned the names of such dubious manufacturers in a letter to MPCB. Besides Maharashtra, the manufacturers are from the cities of Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmadabad, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
The state government has implemented the plastic ban in June 2018. The ban was imposed on several plastic products including all plastic and non-woven bags, plastic products, pouches with a capacity of less than 200 ml. However, compostable plastic bags for nurseries, horticulture, agriculture and for solid wastes were exempted from the ban. There are manufacturers who had the mandatory certificate from CPCB to manufacture such bags. But there were many manufacturers who were selling counterfeit compostable plastic bags with the fake tag.