In the matters taken up for hearing in the Karnataka Court on Friday, October 26, as regards the advertising bye-laws, the counsel for the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) submitted that about 704 objections/suggestions had been received and the officers of the BBMP are in the process of scrutinising and attending on the same.
As regards the advertisements on the skywalks, bus shelters, etc., and the material proposed to be used, the counsel for the BBMP placed on record a report said to have been obtained from the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET). The report, prima facie, gives out the opinion of the said Institute that the material in question is thermoplastic and it could be recycled. However, the report does not specifically state if the material in question is found to be biodegradable. Unless specific report about biodegradability is available, the BBMP apparently has reservations about allowing any such material to be used for the purpose of advertisements even on the skywalks and bus-stands.