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Himachal to frame policy to find plastic alternatives: Sukhvinder Sukhu

Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has announced that state government would formulate a policy within next one year for finding alternatives to plastic

The government is actively seeking alternatives to boost and preserve the environment said the CM. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:18 AM IST
By, Shimla

Problem of plenty: Ban no bar, Delhi markets struggle to get rid of plastics

Earbuds with plastic sticks, plastic cutlery and straws were found in use with shopkeepers saying that they were not able to find alternatives suggested by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

A MCD official said enforcement teams seized 689.01 kg of plastic items and issued 368 challans on Friday.
Updated on Jul 02, 2022 08:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Single-use plastic ban to come into force across India from tomorrow

DPCC officials said that adequate time has been given to suppliers, manufacturers and retailers to phase out these items and ensure a zero inventory of the banned stock from July 1 onwards.

According to an assessment by the environment department in 2020, Delhi generates 1,060 tonnes per day of plastic, which is roughly 10.10% of the total municipal solid waste.(HT File)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 01:39 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Plastic ban: SUP still available in Delhi markets, traders awaiting alternatives

At the Karol Bagh market, multiple shops, include juice and lassi sellers were using plastic cups. While some said that paper cup are costlier than plastic ones, some others said they were phasing out the stock.

While the government says a majority of the manufacturers of the banned SUP items have already switched to alternatives such as items made out of bamboo, jute, paper or wood, some producers said they were still looking to set up new machines. (Sunil Ghosh /HT)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 04:42 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Single-use plastic ban in Delhi: Awareness drive from July 1

The Delhi government will launch a campaign from July 1 to encourage people to comply with the ban on 19 single-use plastic (SUP) items in Delhi, environment department officials said on Tuesday

Delhi government to conduct three-day fair between July 1-3 to discourage people from using single-use plastic. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 22, 2022 01:16 AM IST
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