Kerala HC bans burning of Plastic and Rubber waste in Public places.
The High Court of Kerala has in a public interest litigation, filed by Kerala River Protection Council has issued a interim direction, banning the burning of the plastic and rubber waste in public places.
A Bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Thottathil Radhakrishnan and Justice Anu Sivaraman has issued the above directive, taking into consideration the instances of growing air –pollution and health problems ,caused by burning of such waste. The bench further directed the Mayors of the City Corporations in the State, as well as the State Police Chief to curve out suitable procedures, to prevent the burning of the above articles. The Local Self Government Institutions, were also directed to take necessary measures from their part, in implementing the order.
Though a plea was made to ban the use of plastic bags, the court has adjourned the matter, for detailed hearing in this regard.