TANPPA planning unique protest
G Sankaran, president of Tamil Nadu, Pondy Plastic Association (TANPPA), said that if governments don't heed their request, the association will be forced to resort to other methods. “If our stocks yards are full, then there is only one way to attract attention, which is by dumping all the scrap in front of government offices. We are holding discussions. Shortly, we will announce a deadline to reduce GST, failing which we will intensify the protests,” he said. Sankaran said the association only wants exception for scrap collected from streets, not industrial plastic waste. “That is because factories buy plastic raw materials after paying 18% GST. And when the entrepreneur sells the plastic scraps, he collects 18% GST. There is no loss or gain,” he explained.