Sale & use of single use plastics banned in Dimapur
Dimapur, May 6: With a view to eradicate the menace of plastic and the serious environment and ecological challenges posed by rampant use of plastic, Dimapur Deputy Commissioner, Rajesh Soundararajan has banned the sale and use of single use plastics in Dimapur with immediate effect.
According to an order issued by the Deputy Commissioner, the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of carry bag made of virgin or recycled plastic would not be less than 75 microns in thickness with effect from September 30, 2022 and 120 microns in thickness with effect from December 31, 2022. Further, 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 would be prohibited with effect from July 1, 2022: (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, straw, 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 other clauses mandated in the “Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016” and “Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021” would be strictly adhered to.
All individual, Institution and commercial establishment (educational institutions, offices, hotels, shops, restaurants, religious institutions/faith-based institutions, industrial establishments, banquet halls etc.) in the district have been asked to abide by the aforesaid ban and any breach shall be liable for penalties, the DC stated. (Page News Service)