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BPTSL city buses to display polythene ban messages

The Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Service Limited (BPTSL) is planning to display messages on polythene ban in the City buses in a bid to bolster anti-polythene drive.

Published: 30th August 2013 11:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2013 11:29 AM   |  A+A-

The Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Service Limited (BPTSL) is planning to display messages on polythene ban in the City buses in a bid to bolster anti-polythene drive.

The messages will carry information about the harmful effects of using non-biodegradable polythene.

BPTSL has already undertaken display of social messages on its women special buses launched recently.

 The messages are mostly about women empowerment. Similarly, the Corporation hopes to garner the much needed attention about the polythene ban through this medium.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been lagging far behind Cuttack when it comes to implementing a blanket ban on the use of polythene in the City.

Despite repeated attempts to implement a complete ban on non-biodegradable polythene, they have failed to do so.

Lack of manpower and resources has been the reason cited by the BMC officials.

As an alternative to the polythene, the Corporation has encouraged the use of jute bags, paper bags or polythene bags which are more than 40 microns in thickness.

Except shopping malls, other shops are yet to adopt the alternatives.

 “The focus is to create an awareness among the smaller shop-keepers and vendors about the ban,” said a senior BMC official.

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