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Leave a bag leftover? Go to JAIL! JERK!

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Carry a plastic bag in Delhi and you could be imprisoned for five years. Officials in India‘s capital have decided that the only way to stem the rising tide of poly¬≠thene is to outlaw the plastic shopping bag.

According to the official note, the “use, storage and sale” of plastic bags of any kind or thickness will be banned. The new guideline means that customers, shopkeepers, hoteliers and hospital staff face a 100,000 rupee fine (¬£1,370) and a possible jail sentence for using non-biodegradable bags.

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