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Delhi Authorities to Interact With E-Commerce Companies Over Single-Use Plastic Ban

The Delhi authorities plans to interact with varied e-commerce corporations and meals supply platforms, together with Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon and Flipkart, for efficient implementation of the ban on single-use plastic (SUP) objects within the capital, officers stated on Saturday.

These corporations have an enormous enterprise in Delhi and it has solely elevated after the Covid pandemic, they stated, stressing that you will need to deliver them on board to make sure that the marketing campaign is a hit.

The federal government shall be holding a roundtable convention with the e-commerce corporations together with different stakeholders like market associations, self-help teams, and industrial associations to encourage and promote use of alternate options to single-use plastics, officers stated.

Authorized specialists, MCD, enforcement officers from DPCC will even be a part of the roundtable shall be held beneath the chairmanship of Surroundings minister Gopal Rai, they stated.

The federal government is holding a ‘Plastic Vikalp Mela’ at Thyagraj Stadium, which can culminate on July 3 and the convention shall be held on the venue, officers stated.

Curiously, some on-line platforms have already began the idea of ‘plastic impartial deliveries’.

On August 12 final 12 months, the Union Surroundings Ministry had issued a notification prohibiting manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of recognized SUP commodities, together with polystyrene and expanded polystyrene from July 1, 2022.

The recognized SUP objects embody earbuds, plastic sticks for balloons, flags, sweet sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol), plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays, wrapping or packaging movies round sweets packing containers, invitation playing cards, cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners of lower than 100 microns, and stirrers.

In Delhi, the Income Division and the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee have constituted 33 and 15 groups, respectively, to make sure enforcement of the ban.

Delhi generates 1,060 tonnes of plastic waste per day. Single-use plastic is estimated to be 5.6 p.c (or 56kg per metric tonnes) of the entire stable waste within the capital.


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