Assam Govt Bans Use Of Plastic Inside Janata Bhawan
GUWAHATI: The Environment and Forest Department of Assam has issued a notification imposing a complete ban on the use, manufacture, import, supply, store, transport, sale or distribution of plastic bags less than 50 microns, plastic cups with diameter less than 60 mm and thickness less than 50 microns, short life PVC in the premises of Janata Bhawan.
The notification also states that single-use plastic water bottles that generate plastic waste are not allowed in the office premises, including in meetings, conferences etc. Instead, multi-use bottles made of metal, glass, bamboo or any other material is to be used in its place.
Water dispensers with paper cups are to be used for dispensing water in meetings, conferences, kiosks etc. Plastic spoons, forks, cups, glass, cling film, ketchup sauce or any other sachet, straws, plates are strictly not allowed in the premises of Janata Bhawan. Alternate materials which do not have serious harm to the environment may be used in their place, the order further stated.
This notification comes with a view to ban single-use plastic and safeguard the environment against plastic waste. The Assam government has decided to create awareness against the hazards of single-use plastic and explore a sustainable alternative.