Use of plastic, paper cups banned in Gurugram district court premises
The resolution passed by Gurugram District Bar Association states that strict action will be taken against vendors found using plastic and paper cups within the court premises.Updated: Jun 01, 2018 09:11 IST
The Gurugram District Bar Association on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution to ban the use of disposable plastic and paper cups in the district court premises — with immediate effect. The resolution, passed in a meeting conducted by the association president Ajay Chaudhary, and secretary Hemant Sharma, states that strict action will be taken against vendors found using plastic and paper cups within the court premises.
Sharma said, “We had passed a similar resolution last November and it was implemented to an extent. However, this year, we will make sure no one flouts the norm. Vendors have been directed to use clay cups. Those found guilty of flouting the direction will be asked to relocate to some other place.”
Association members said the move has been taken considering the harmful effects that styrofoam and plastic cups have on the environment.
“Plastic cups react with hot fluids and lead to poisoning. Paper cups, Styrofoam cups and plates also have a harmful effect on the environment,” the resolution read.
Environmentalist Vaishali Rana Chandra said that besides passing such resolutions and legislations, it is important to ensure the execution is also carried out properly. “The Bar association had passed a similar resolution last year as well but it wasn’t implemented well. Until there is proper execution on the part of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and Gurugram police, there is no use passing such rules as they will flouted sooner or later.”
The MCG had, in 2015, banned the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags. “Despite the ban, restaurants and shops keep doling out plastic bags. They are openly flouting the rules,” Chandra said.