Ban On Plastic Packaging for E-Commerce Products

As per the Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products Notification dated March 23, 2018, usage of plastic is banned for inward and outward movement from Maharashtra effective June 23, 2018 ( extended to 1st October for E-Commerce). A person using plastic may be imposed with a hefty penalty, seizure of product and can be extended to punishment also.

In addition to Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, and Bihar also have banned the manufacture, sales, storage, transportation, trading, import and use of certain plastic carry bags, disposable plastic, thermocol products, and the same impact your operations as a Seller on Elanic.

This is applicable only for the above-mentioned states and doesn’t affect shipments to other states.

Please find the Maharashtra Plastic and Thermocol Products Notification below:
http://www.mpcb.gov.in/images/pdf/plastic_27032018.pdf

Please note that plastic products listed below cannot be posted or sold on Elanic.

  1. Disposable dishes, cups, plates, glasses, forks, bowls, containers, straws, spoons, cups, pouches to store liquid, shrink wraps/film.
  2. Non-woven polypropylene bags.
  3. Packaging with plastic to wrap or store the products.

We recommend that you plan to arrange for compliant packaging material( Environmental-Friendly) to avoid attracting any regulatory scrutiny or liability. Please use eco-friendly packaging or plastic packaging with a thickness of 50 microns and above which has the manufacturer's details and buyback price mentioned.

We request you to not hand over any product/packet which is banned as per above notification. In case we get any product/packet which is not allowed in any of the plastic banned states then in that case you will be held liable for any legal complication/penalty if levied on us by any of the authorities during the transit.

We request you to acquaint yourself with the Notification and the scope of the ban (including the products which are banned) at the earliest so that you can ensure compliance from your end.

We appreciate your patience and co-operation.