Three years of plastic ban still no affordable alternative

  • | Wednesday | 14th July, 2021

Three years of plastic ban still no affordable alternativeStaff Reporter :During 'Plastic Free July' admin is again active to impose the ban in city n COVID-19 has increased the use of plastic in form of gloves PPE masksChoked rivers and nullahs due to plastic waste and thermocol is a common scene every where in the city. According to the District Environment Plan there are total 24 plastic waste collection centres across Nagpur district with 263 plastic waste pickers. The district has 247 plastic waste recyclers and 10 plastic manufacturers. The administration also implemented the Plastic Waste Management Rules 2016 in all the Urban Local Bodies of Nagpur district. Need to have out of box ideas for reuse of plastic like using in road construction.” It is a pity that we have implemented plastic ban since 2018 but till today we do not have an affordable alternative she added.

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