MC, pollution panel form team to enforce ban on single-use plastic

MC, pollution panel form team to enforce ban on single-use plastic

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 26

In the wake of a ban on single-use plastic from July 1 announced by the Central government, the local MC and the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee here have formed a special task force to crack a whip on the violators.

“We have already been taking action and also making people aware against the use of single-use plastic. We have found that there are no producers of single-use plastic in the UT and there are only hoarders here. We are going to strictly deal with them,” said MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra.

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission — Urban 2.0, plastic waste management, including elimination of single-use plastic, is an area of focus. The Centre has also issued a detailed advisory to the states and UTs, wherein it appeals to take up a range of activities, including large-scale cleaning and plogging drives, with special emphasis on plastic waste collection.

In accordance with the Plastic Waste Management (Amended) Rules, 2021, a range of complementary initiatives will also be taken up to strengthen enforcement of the rules.

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