New Delhi: Taking precautionary action to protect the environment and pollution, the Ambala Municipal Corporation has decided to impose a complete ban on the use of single-use plastic and polythene bags in Ambala from November 1.Also Read - Govt Prohibits Sale, Manufacture and Use of Several Single-Use Plastic Items From July 1, 2022

Issuing a notification in this regard, Secretary of Municipal Corporation, Ambala City, said that awareness is being created among people and announcements are also being made. “Polythene and single-use plastic are lethal,” he said. Also Read - Police Recover Swords, Sticks From Farmers Protesting in Haryana's Ambala

In the circular, he further added that shopkeepers and general public will not use polythene bags anymore and violators will be penalised. Also Read - 5 Reasons to Replace Plastic With Glass in Your Kitchen Right Away

“Single-use plastic and polythene are being banned from November 1. Shopkeepers are being requested not to use polythene bags to give goods to customers. Customers should refuse to accept such bags. If they don’t agree, they will be penalised,” he added.