Tirunelveli: Ban on non-recyclable plastic from January 1

TIRUNELVELI: Collector M. Jayaraman made it clear that non-recyclable and non-degradable plastic products should not be used in marriage halls, teashops, eateries and hotels within the corporation limits from January 1, 2010.

“The ban on the non-recyclable and non-degradable plastic products being largely used in the marriage halls, teashops, eateries and hotels comes into effect from the New Year. The super markets, textile showrooms and other business establishments using these products should stop using it from April 1, 2010. Let us all work towards liberating the entire district from this highly dangerous waste, posing serious threat to the environment,” Mr. Jayaraman said in the meeting organised with the representatives of business establishments at the Collectorate on Saturday.

As the Corporation recently came forward to send the plastic waste being generated within its jurisdiction to a private cement manufacturing unit to be used as a supplement fuel, Mr. Jayaraman announced that these wastes being brought to the collection centres would be purchased at the rate of Re. 1 a Kg. He instructed the officials and representatives of urban and rural local bodies to conduct a series of awareness programmes on the issue.

Tirunelveli Mayor A.L. Subramanian, Corporation Commissioner K. Baskaran, District Revenue Officer P. Ramanasaraswathi attended the meeting.

From THE HINDU

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