Joining the fight against the single-use plastic, the Bongaigaon district administration on October 4th, 2019, has banned single-use plastic in all State Government offices with immediate
The banned items are as follows:
- Single-use plastic, water bottles that generate plastic waste are not allowed in the office premises including in the meetings, conferences, etc. Instead of multi-use bottles made of metal, glass, bamboo or any other materials to be used in their place.
- Water dispensers with paper cup are to be used for dispensing water in the meetings, kiosk, etc.
- Plastic Spoon, fork, cups, glass, cling film, ketchup/sauce or any other sachet, straws, plates are strictly not allowed in the premised of all State Government Offices of Bongaigaon District. Alternate materials which do not have serious harm to the environment may be used in their place.
- All materials made of Thermocols are banned in the office premises.
The Environment and Forest Department on July 10th, 2019, issued some directions for imposing ban on manufacture, import, supply, sale and use of plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, multilayered packaging less than 50 microns, plastic cups with diameter less than 60mm and thickness less than 50 microns, short life PVC and all chlorinated plastic bags, sheets, banners, flex, buntings, flex irrespective of thickness.
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