Ludhiana, June 30
MC Commissioner Shena Aggarwal has given directions to officials to strictly ensure implementation of the ban on single-use plastic in the city.
As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, there would be a complete ban on manufacturing, stocking, distribution, sale, and utilisation of single-use plastic with effect from July 1.
Aggarwal said awareness would be created in markets against single-use plastic. The MC would ensure implementation of the ban. She said the officials had been directed to issue challans against use of single-use plastic.
She said the MC was creating awareness among residents to use cloth bags and people should avoid using banned plastic carry bags.
In a meeting today, she said Punjab Pollution Control Board officials would give a presentation to officials, including sanitary inspectors of the MC’s health branch, on Monday so that government instructions regarding the ban on single-use plastic be followed in a right manner.
The state government had completely prohibited the manufacture, recycling, sale and use of plastic carry bags in 2016. However, banned plastic carry bags are still being openly used across the city.
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