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Municipal Corporation Chandigarh committed to eradicate the evil of Single Use Plastic

PUNJAB NEW SEXPRESS | July 05, 2023 01:05 PM

CHANDIGARH: Aspiring to become a plastic free city and aiming at raising awareness about the harmful impacts of single-use plastic bags and promoting the use of eco-friendly alternatives, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has started a unique initiative by introducing compostable bags for the vegetable vendors at Apni Mandis on the occasion of International Plastic Bag Free day.

Sh. Anup Gupta, Mayor, Chandigarh distributed compostable bags to the vendors at Apni Mandi, Sector 45, here today in the presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Sh. Kanwarjeet Singh, Senior Deputy Mayor, Sh. Gurpreet Singh, area councilor and other prominent persons of the area.

Speaking on the occasion, the Mayor expressed his commitment to promoting sustainable practices and reducing the use of single-use plastic bags in the city. "We hope that this initiative will not only raise awareness but also inspire citizens to make a positive change towards a cleaner and greener future, " he said. He said that the distribution of compostable bags was aimed at raising awareness about the harmful impact of single-use plastic bags and promoting the use of eco-friendly alternatives.

He further said that the distribution of compostable bags on International Plastic Bag Free Day was a significant step towards promoting sustainability and raising awareness about the harmful effects of single-use plastic bags. The MCC hopes to inspire citizens to make a positive change towards a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future.

The Commissioner also emphasized the importance of reducing the usage of single-use plastic bags and promoting sustainable practices in the city. She said that the MCC is committed to promoting sustainable practices and reducing the use of single-use plastic bags in the city. She said that this distribution was symbolic.

She added that MCC will facilitate vendors by making compostable bags available on reasonable rates. She said that MCC shall set up counters of Compostable bags in collaboration with suppliers , in the Apni Mandi itself. She however, warned the vendors not to use single use plastic bags or else they would face legal action as well as challans as per the rules.

She further said that the MCC has been implementing various initiatives to reduce plastic waste in the city, and the distribution of compostable bags is yet another step towards achieving a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. The MCC hopes that this initiative will encourage citizens to adopt sustainable practices and make a conscious effort to protect the planet, she added.

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