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Bins to be set up for plastic collection soon

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Mar 29, 2018, 1:19 am IST
Updated : Mar 29, 2018, 1:19 am IST

Following State Government’s directives to ban plastic, the civic body has decided to start its implementation from the municipal markets in the city.

The civic body has decided to run a public awareness drive in schools and colleges for the implementation of plastic ban. (Representational image)
 The civic body has decided to run a public awareness drive in schools and colleges for the implementation of plastic ban. (Representational image)

Mumbai: Are you worried about the ever-increasing amount of plastic bags that are being

Does the ever-increasing number of plastic bags at your house bother you? Do you plan on discarding them?

Worry not. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has a solution for this. It has decided to make plastic collection bins accessible at municipal markets and public places to ensure the citizens are depositing their plastic bags.

Following State Government’s directives to ban plastic, the civic body has decided to start its implementation from the municipal markets in the city.

Civic chief Ajoy Mehta held a meeting on the implementation of plastic ban at BMC headquarters on Wednesday. It was decided to increase the availability of cotton and paper bags, as an alternative for plastic bags.

A senior civic official said, “The BMC is trying to rope in women’s self help groups for the production of cotton and paper bags. Shops will be provided in municipal markets for the sale of cotton/paper bags.”

He further added, “ The civic body will also make a separate web page on its website to provide details of persons/agencies/groups manufacturing these bags. Interested people can contact assistant commissioner (planning) on the mobile number 8291652979 in this regard,”

The civic body has decided to run a public awareness drive in schools and colleges for the implementation of plastic ban.

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