Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik expressed his gratitude to Pradhan for his appeal on less use of plastic during annual sojourn of Lord Jagannath.
A lot of dairy farms recycle the used plastic packets, keeping in mind its harmful effects.
Despite the ban and awareness created by activists, volunteers and officials, the use of plastic has been high
Amul has urged the ministry to provide local industry one year to set up dedicated facilities for producing paper straws.
Though Kerala had imposed a ban on single-use plastic as far back as 2020, it is still being widely used.
The Centre has issued an advisory to states and union territories to phase out single-use plastic and contribute to improve the environment under the overarching mandate of 'Clean and Green'.
Tamil Nadu banned a total of 14 plastic items including single-use bags and covers from January 1, 2019.
GMC commissioner Keerthi Chekuri asserted that the plastic ban will not remain a mere regulation, but it will implemented very strictly in the city.
People will be given time till June 5 to find alternatives to plastics. Use of single use and non-biodegradable plastic in the city will attract fines from June 5.
Hours after the video of the incident was posted on social media, Sahu instructed district forest officers (DFOs) of all the tiger reserves to intensify vehicular checks.
Principal Secretary (Environment) Supriya Sahu said that the next phase of the campaign will be raising awareness about alternative materials such as jute and banana fibre.
The civic body’s efforts have reaped results as most of the shop vendors now use only cloth bags, besides encouraging consumers to bring their own bags from home.
The officials informed that along with hefty fines, legal cases will be filed under the National Tribunal and Solid Waste Management Act against the manufacturers if they do not follow the regulations
Under proposals in a 12-week public consultation, businesses and consumers will need to move towards more sustainable alternatives.
MAUD Dept to execute ban on plastic less than 120 microns thick from July 1, 2022