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Single use plastic carry bags banned in Bhandari

Nagaland News

Dimapur, June 13: The Additional Deputy Commissioner of Bhandari, Rohit Singh has banned all single-use plastic carry bags of environmental hazardous nature from September 2022 onwards.
The order also stated the use of polystyrene commodities that include earbuds with plastic sticks, polystyrene thermocol for decoration purposes, plastic sticks for flags, balloons, ice cream, or candy sticks with plastic sticks will be prohibited from use with effect from July 1.
It also added that single-use plastic eatery materials and water bottles having the potential capacity to cause health and environmental hazards will be included in the prohibitory order.
While the general public, educational or religious institutions, hotels and restaurants, commercial establishments, and business houses were made aware of the directives, it also cautioned that stocking, distribution, and supply of the prohibited plastic material items will be penalized with fine and dealt with according to the provision of the directives.
(Page News Service)

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