Plastic free Delhi: 19 single-use plastic items to be banned from July 1

Plastic free Delhi: 19 single-use plastic items to be banned from July 1

In order to promote alternatives to SUP items, the government will also organise a three-day fair from July 1.

In a bid to make Delhi plastic-free, the Delhi Environment Department will run a campaign to ban 19 identified single-use plastic (SUP) items from July 1.

The Union government also announced that manufacturing, importing, stocking, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastic, including polystyrene and expanded polystyrene commodities will be shut across the country from next month.

LIST OF BANNED ITEMS

As per PTI, these 19 identified SUP items include earbuds, plastic sticks for balloons, flags, candy sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol), plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays, wrapping or packaging films around sweets boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners less than 100 microns, and stirrers.

A senior government official said, "We have issued strict directions to manufacturers, stockists, suppliers and distributors of single-use plastic items to ensure zero inventory of the 19 SUP items. Within the first week of July, those who do not maintain a zero inventory will be shut down."

The officials will also conduct inspections to ascertain compliance by manufacturers, brand owners, suppliers, and stockists.

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ALTERNATIVE OF PLASTIC

In order to promote alternatives to SUP items, the government will also organise a three-day fair from July 1.

The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has also asked the Sriram Institute of Industrial Research to conduct a survey to identify littering hotspots and quantify plastic waste generation in Delhi.

The officials revealed that this survey will cover 11 districts in the city, within the deadline of four months.

All the renowned, major commercial establishments, malls, market places, shopping centres, cinema houses and places where plastics are used will be covered during the survey.

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