From the President’s Desk                               


Dear Members,


Government of Maharashtra issued Notification no Plastics. 2018/CR. No. 24 / TC – 4 – Maharashtra Plastic Thermocol Products ( Manufacture, Usage, Sale, Transport, Handling Storage) Notification,  on 23rd March 2018.


Organization of Plastics Processors of India submitted representation to the Chief Minister, Minister for Environment and Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Environment Government of Maharashtra that we were anguished by the notification banning the following items:-



- Plastic bags with handle and without handle.


- Disposable products manufactured from plastic & thermocol  (polystyrene) such as single use disposable dish, cups, plates, glasses, fork, bowl, container.


- Disposable dish / bowl used for packaging food in hotels, spoon, straw.


- Non woven polypropylene bags.


- Cups / pouches to store liquid packaging with plastic to wrap or store the products, packaging of food items and food grain material etc.


A copy of the detailed representation made by OPPI has been shared with you.


Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis has constituted a five – member committee under the Environment Secretary to give a hearing to plastic manufacturers in the wake of the ban imposed by the state.


I once again appeal to all those members of OPPI who have still not submitted Representation to the Additional Chief Secretary, Environment Department to do so at the earliest.


Organization of Plastics Processors of India  has filed its objections to the publication of malicious, dishonest and defamatory advertisements published by Borosil Glass Work Ltd. and TATA Steel Pipes to the Advertising Standards Council of India.


Our application regarding the advertisement of Borosil has been forwarded by the Advertising Standards Council of India to Borosil Glass Work  Ltd. for their comments.


Our complaint regarding TATA Steel Pipes has been processed by the Advertising Standards Council of India and we have been given the Final Complaint Number.


The OPPI members are also requested to file complaints with the Advertising Standards Council of India on  similar lines.


On the occasion of World Environment Day 5th June 2018, OPPI will dedicate May 2018 issue of Plastiscope to – “Plastics Waste Management and the Environment.” If any member wishes to contribute studied write ups on Plastics Recycling / Plastic Waste Management may send such write ups to Mr. Deepak Lawale on However, such articles should be unique and should not have been printed anywhere earlier.


With Best Wishes,



Achal Thakkar