Chiephobozou hosts campaign against single-use plastic
Dimapur, Sep. 18 (EMN): An educational campaign concerning the statewide ban on single-use plastic in Nagaland from October 1, began in Chiephobozou subdivision with a programme that was conducted on September 18 in the DB’s court at Chiephobozou, in Kohima district.
The government publicity agency the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR) gave updates on Wednesday offering details about the programme.
Heads of offices of departments in the sub-division, members of various establishments including schools, churches, and GB of Chiephobozou town and neighbouring villages attended the programme, the updates stated.
Exhorting the gathering, the additional deputy commissioner of Chiephobozou, Vekhoyi Chakhesang urged the gathering to adopt eco-friendly habits like carrying own water bottles, shopping bags, and to practise waste segregation and to create awareness at the community level. He was stated to have appealed to the churches, village authorities and nongovernmental organisations to take the lead in educating the people.
The office secretary of the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC), Zakiekhotuo Kiso also spoke to the gathering about the various aspects of the ban on plastic and why the ban on single-use plastic was necessitated. He highlighted the experiences of the KMC in undertaking various activities and programme on waste management, the IPR stated.
The director of a group Earth Friendly Generation at Chiephobozou, Keduolhoukho, also enlightened to the gathering the organisation’s initiatives using banana leaves to make plates and cups as an alternative to Styrofoam plates and cups, the IPR stated. He said this is an alternative that is biodegradable besides one that can create employment opportunities for the local youths, the updates added.
The campaign will continue till September 30. Programmes will be conducted at various locations in the villages in the subdivision, the updates stated.