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Single-use plastic ban: Industry mulls polyester yarn for milk packaging

The govt had fixed a thickness criterion of 50 microns when the use of plastic carry bags was banned a couple of years ago.

Milk, shopkeeper

Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
With the government all set to ban single-use plastics on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, plastic manufacturers are looking to produce alternative materials at an affordable price.

Since glass or any other material may work out to be costly, the industry is looking to produce packaging materials made of polymer with high viscosity to make them recyclable. For milk packaging, the industry is mulling to manufacture pouches and bags made from polyester filament yarn (PFY) which could be used 45-50 times and are also recyclable. Consumers would be able to send these pouches

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First Published: Sep 30 2019 | 11:48 PM IST

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