Ban on single use plastic from July 1
DIMAPUR, JUNE 30: The Urban Development Department issued a partial modification notification to “Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021” notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India, prohibiting identified Single-Use Plastic items, which have low utility and high littering potential, by 2022.
The Department further notified that the Governor of Nagaland has impose a “ban on Single-Use Plastic in Nagaland” to eradicate the menace of plastic and the serious environmental and ecological challenges posed by the rampant use of plastics.
The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of earn/bag made of virgin or recycled plastic shall not be less than 75 (seventy-five) microns in thickness with effect from. September 30, 2021 and 120 (one hundred and twenty) microns in thickness with effect from December 31, 2022. Further, a non-woven plastic carry bag shall not be less than 60 Gram per Square Meter (GSM) with effect from September 30, 2022.
The manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale, and use of following single-use plastic, including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene, commodities shall be prohibited with effect from July 1.
(a Ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol) for decoration:
(b) Plates, cups, glasses, cutlery such as forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays, wrapping or packing films around sweet boxes, invitation cards and cigarette packets, plastic or poly-vinyl chloride (PVC) banners less than 100 micron, stirrers.
All Individual, Institution and commercial establishments (educational institutions, offices, hotels, shops, restaurants, religious institutions/faith-based institutions, industrial establishments, banquet halls, etc.) and Central & State Government Departments/Agencies/Commissions/PSUs/Missions, etc., including Militaries/Paramilitaries in the State have been asked to abide the aforesaid ban as any breach shall be liable for penalties.
(Page News Service)