The central government has become active on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to stop using single-use plastic. Buyers and sellers in the market have also started talking about how the practice of plastic pages is now a matter of few days. Now you have to bring bags from home to buy goods. From October 2, the picture is about to change. It is the effort of the central government to stop the production of plastic bags, plastic cutlery and cutlery made of thermocoll before October 2, the birth anniversary of Bapu. For this, the central government has issued an advisory to all the states and union territories. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to completely eliminate single-use plastic by 2022. The environment ministry had issued an advisory in this regard earlier this month. In which it has been said that plastic products such as artificial flowers, banners, flags, flower pots, plastic water bottles, plastic stationery items, etc. should not be used in government offices, public and private companies, offices.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to completely eliminate single-use plastic by 2022.
At present, there is confusion among people about what all comes under single use plastic. The ministry will soon clarify its definition. At present, advisory has been issued for 24 states and 6 union territories. The Center has also said that any suggestion can be made from their side too. According to the government’s advisory, many things can be stopped.
Currently plastic bags (with handles and without handles), plastic cutlery, cups, spoons, plates etc. Apart from this, the use of thermocoll plates, fake flowers, banners, flags, plastic water bottles, plastic stationery items such as folders etc. has also been asked to stop.
It has been said in the advisory that there should be a system of keeping every kind of waste separate in offices. Apart from this, states have also been asked to make people aware not to use single use plastic through TV, radio. It is also written that special care should be taken in tourist places, religious places, beaches, schools, colleges. It is noteworthy that companies are considering plastic option and want some time from the government. The government is also not refusing to give time to companies. Food and Consumer Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said that the government will not ban plastic bottles of water till the right option is found.