People made aware of ban on single-use plastic in Mohali

People made aware of ban on single-use plastic in Mohali

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Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 5

As part of the Punjab Government’s campaign against single-use plastic, the district administration organised an awareness event in which industrialists, NGOs, political leaders, schoolchildren and general public participated.

The event was organised at Kisan Vikas Chamber in which Deputy Commissioner Amit Talwar administered an oath to the attendees to not use single-use plastic.

In his address, Talwar said the government had imposed a complete ban on the production, stocking and sale of 19 types of plastic product across the state from July 1. He said although violators were being penalised, the mission would be meaningful only when people realise their social duty and join hands with the government for the green cause.

He said the banned 19 plastic items were non-biodegradable. He added that scattered polythene envelopes pollute the environment and also cause disease to livestock, at times proving fatal.

The DC gave a presentation in which he explained in detail which plastic products were banned and what was the penalty for using such products.

He said special teams had been formed in the district to conduct surprise checks at various places like vegetable markets, malls, shops, etc.

Talwar said the 19 plastic items that were banned included ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays, wrapping or packing films around sweets boxes, invitation cards and cigarette packages and plastic or PVC banners below 100 microns.

The DC planted saplings with other officers at the end of the event.

Use of 19 items prohibited

Deputy Commissioner Amit Talwar said the 19 plastic items that were banned included ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration, plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays, wrapping or packing films around sweets boxes, invitation cards and cigarette packages and plastic or PVC banners below 100 microns.

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