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    MoEF, Local Bodies, Discuss Elimination of Single Use Plastics

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    MoEF, Local Bodies, Discuss Elimination of Single Use Plastics

    Municipal commissioners were informed about the upcoming ban on single use plastics will come into effect from 1 July 2022. A notification to this effect was published on 12 August last year.

    The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on Wednesday organised a meeting with 42 million plus cities and urban agglomerations on the government’s quest to eliminate single use plastic (SUPs) items as well as air quality management.

    The meeting was attended by municipal commissioners and senior state government officials representing the environment ministry, urban development and local self-government Departments and the state pollution control boards.

    The municipal commissioners were informed about the upcoming ban on identified SUP items during the meeting. The ban will come into effect from 1 July 2022. A notification to this effect was published on 12 August last year.

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    Municipal commissioners were asked to lead their teams with regard to efforts for enforcement within their jurisdiction. They were requested to help all stakeholders including traders, distributors, retailers as well as consumers to switch over to alternatives of the banned SUP items.

    It was highlighted that the success of the ban will be possible with effective engagement and concerted actions by all the stakeholders.

    The municipal commissioners assured effective enforcement and taking up of constructive engagement with the stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of the ban and switch over to alternatives to the banned SUP items.

     

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