Kohima, March 20 (NEx): SDO(C) & Administrator, Noklak Town Council, C. Phuniang imposed ‘Total Ban on all Single Use Plastics in Noklak’.
The notification is issued with the view to eradicate the menace of plastic and the serious environment and ecological challenges posed by rampant use of plastic.
The single-use plastic products including all plastic carry bags with or without handles, irrespective of thickness and size, Plastic cutlery including plates, plastic cup, straws, stirrers, Cutlery and other decorative made of Styrofoam (thermocol), Polythene, Nylon, Poly-Vinyl Chlorides (P.V.C), Poly-Propylene and Poly-Styrene.
The SDO also mentioned that, single use plastics, often also referred to as disposable plastics (use and throw items), are commonly used for plastics packaging and include items intended to used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These include carry bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups and cutlery.
Further, the Administrator warned that individuals, institutions/commercial establishment (educational institutions, office, hotels, shops, restaurants, religious institutions, industrial establishments, banquet halls etc.) shall abide the aforesaid total ban and any breach shall be liable for penalties.
(With inputs from DIPR)