<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After announcing the plan to ban plastic packaged water bottles, environment minister Ramdas Kadam asked plastic bottle manufacturers to establish facilities for collection and re-use of bottles in the market.Kadam, who was speaking at a meeting attended by state officials and industry stakeholders, said a state-appointed committee was working on creating alternatives for plastic bottles. Kadam added that the implementation of the ban on plastic water bottles in government offices and star hotels would begin in the next three months.Kadam has already announced a ban on plastic bags from March 2018 considering its environmental impact. This ban will also cover plastic water bottles in all starred residential hotels, government and local self-government body offices and schools and colleges with restaurants (eating houses), private offices and mass functions proposed to be covered later.

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