Take action against those selling plastic bags of less than 40 Belstaff Jackets microns
The reason, Mr. Velusamy cited, for the passage of the resolution was the unacceptably high quantity of plastics that was found in drains. the course of my visit to wards to supervise the ma Belstaff Jackets ss cleaning campaigns, Corporation officials and I found out plastics posed the biggest challenge to waste management and that they choked the drains like no other objects.
The Mayor also said that at almost all the places where the residents complained about choked drains, the officials were able to find out that the reason was plastics along with other waste and earth blocking the flow of water.
And, plastics constituted the biggest chunk of all the solid waste removed from drains. At many places, the removal of plastics ensured that the sewerage system was well equipped to handle the flow of sewage and that the Corporation need not invest in new drains, as thought of prior to cleaning.
He said that the civic body, soon after the State Government notified the Plastic Waste (Management and Handling), Rule, 2011 for selling plastic bags, had called for a meeting with plastic manufacturers and sellers to ensure that they complied with norms.
As per the rule, those shopkeepers packing goods using plastic covers should ensure that the covers contained the name of the manufacturer.
The civic body had also asked manufacturers to ensure that the covers had their labels.
Last financial year, soon after the notificat Belstaff Jackets ion of the order, the Corporation action ensured that the officials seized nearly 5,000 kg plastic bags.
Corporation sources said that the officials concerned with checking the selling of plastic bags had lost steam as they had been burdened with other work.
And, there had been a lack of conviction from senior officials.
They hoped that the new push from the Mayor would bring back the focus on controlling plastic wastes.
The Corporation collects nearly 800 tonnes wastes a day from the 100 wards and around 60 per cent of if it is plastic. Some of it will always escape accidentally or deliberately into the environment where it could lie or float around for decades. Plastic of whatever thickness is non degradable unless made with d2w oxo biodegradable additive. So, bags made to the thickness and size prescribed will still lie or float around in the environment for decades, blocking drains and harming animals.
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