The Delhi authorities will launch a marketing campaign from July 1 to encourage folks to adjust to the ban on 19 single-use plastic (SUP) objects in Delhi, surroundings division officers mentioned on Tuesday.
The division can be organizing a three-day truthful to advertise options to SUP within the Capital between July 1 and July 3 during which residents, entrepreneurs and NGOs can showcase objects which can be appropriate options to the banned materials.
Following the most recent notification of the Plastic Waste Administration Guidelines, 2022 in February, all states and union territories (UTs) had been directed to part out SUPs in a deliberate method by July 1, 2022. Among the banned objects embody ear buds with plastic sticks , plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, sweet sticks, ice cream sticks made from plastic, thermocol for adornment, plastic cutlery, plastic cigarette packs, plastic stirrers and PVC banners lower than 100 microns in thickness.
“We’ve been working consciousness campaigns for the final three months now and instructions have been given to producers, stockists, suppliers and distributors of SUPs that they should take away all their stock for this stuff. If not, motion might be taken in opposition to them,” a authorities official mentioned.
The surroundings division, together with the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee (DPCC) will even perform inspections in industrial areas to make sure compliance. The DPCC has already requested the Sriram Institute of Industrial Analysis to conduct a survey to determine littering sizzling spots in Delhi and to quantify plastic waste era within the capital. That is more likely to be accomplished in 4 months, the officers added.
Officers mentioned the three-day truthful between July 1-3 will even embody numerous competitions equivalent to poster-making across the theme of plastic, video-messages on options to single use plastic, quiz competitions and ‘think-o-vation’, the place contributors might be given 4 minutes to provide you with a presentation on improvements that may assist in phasing out SUPs.