Updated 19 Jul 2022, 5:19 pm
Deputy commissioner Ukhrul Krishna Kumar on Tuesday called upon departments concerned and the general public to make concerted efforts for effective implementation of the ban imposed on single-use plastic items in the district.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Krishna Kumar stressed on the importance of making the public participate in the fight against the menace of plastics. To ensure the success of the ban, the district administration of Ukhrul district has solicited cooperation and understanding from the general public in the district.
Carrying forward the spirit of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav', a defining step to curb pollution caused by littered and unmanaged plastic waste is being taken up in the entire country, he stated.
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Manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and single-use plastics which have low utility and littering potentials have been banned with effect from July 1, he added.
His statement came following the notification issued by the state Forest, Environment and Climate Change department on June 20.
Under the Manipur Plastic Policy, 2022, carry bags made of plastic less than 75 microns in thickness had been banned.
Carry bags made of plastic less than 120 microns in thickness were also banned along with Non- woven plastic carry bags less than 60g per square meter (GSM). Polystyrene and expanded polystyrene commodities are also banned.
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Cutlery items like plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straw and trays, among others are included in the ban.
Other items that are banned include earbuds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (Thermocol for decorations) wrapping or packaging films around sweet boxes, invitation cards, and cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners less than 100 micron, stirrers and PET or PETE bottles less than 1 litre capacity for holding drinking water.
The ban on single-use plastics had come into effect from July 1.
First published:19 Jul 2022, 5:19 pm
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UKHRUL district, Manipur