In a step towards curbing plastics pollution in the country, the Janata Bhawan located in Dispur has banned the use of all types of plastics inside its premises.
A directive from the government of Assam stated that the state Environment and Forest Department has issued directions for imposing a ban on manufacture. import, supply, sale and use of plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, multilayered packaging less than 50 microns, plastic cups with diameter less than 60 mm and thickness less than 50 microns, short life PVC and all chlorinated plastic bags, sheets, banners, flex, buntings, flags irrespective of thickness.
“With a view to ban single-use plastics and safeguard the
With the ban coming into effect, the Janata Bhawan has banned all types of plastics carry bags, packets and packaging materials less than 50 micron including single use plastics water bottles that generate plastic waste are banned from the premises of Janata Bhawan including in the meetings, conference, etc. It has been directed to use bottles made of metal, glass, bamboo, paper cups or any other non-hazardous material in substitution. Besides,
It also stated that the Article 48-A of the Constitution of India, inter-alia envisages that the state shall endeavour to protect the environment.
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