Amritsar MC all set to ban single-use plastic

Amritsar MC all set to ban single-use plastic

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 26

Come July and the health officials of the Municipal Corporation will impose a ban on single-use plastic.

Already gearing up for it, they will conduct awareness campaigns to make residents aware of the ill-effects of plastic after which its ban would be implemented soon.

The state government had announced a ban on single-use plastic to reduce carbon emissions at a state-level function to mark World Environment Day on June 5.

  • Single-use plastic is most commonly used for packaging and servicewares such as bottles, wrappers, straws and bags
  • Earlier, the government had imposed a ban on plastic carry bags, but there was no strict implementation of the orders
  • Despite ban, all kinds of polythene bags are available in the market

Residents should cooperate with the MC to make the city clean, green and healthier. The ban on single-use plastic will be imposed from July to make the city healthier. The AAP government is committed to making the city clean, green and pollution-free. Efforts are being made in this direction. Residents and shopkeepers should cooperate with the MC to curb plastic menace. —Karamajit Singh Rintu, Mayor

Municipal health officer said the use of single-use plastic would be stopped from July, for which he urged the sanitary inspectors and community facilitators to spread awareness about the ban on single-use plastic among residents. Instructions were also issued regarding not to sell single-use plastic to traders and shopkeepers.

Mayor Karamajit Singh Rintu also asked residents to cooperate with the MC to make the city clean, green and healthier.

“The ban on single-use plastic will be imposed from July 1 to make the city healthier. The AAP government is committed to making the city clean, green and pollution-free. Efforts are being made in this direction. Residents and shopkeepers should cooperate with the MC to curb plastic menace, the Mayor said.

Single-use plastic is most commonly used for packaging and servicewares such as bottles, wrappers, straws and bags. Earlier, the government had imposed a ban on plastic carry bags, but there was no strict implementation of the orders. All kinds of polythene bags are available in the market.

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