CNCCI appeals to avoid plastic bags
Dimapur, may 29 (EMN): Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) has appreciated the initiatives taken by its confederating units namely Phek, Kiphire, Wokha, Mon and Longleng for taking the fight against single-use plastic as a major stakeholder.
CNCCI chairman, Dr. Khekugha Muru, stated that the success story of Phek in their fight against doing away with single-use plastic should be emulated by all the stakeholders. It further urged the remaining confederating units to start generating awareness in their respective districts and set a target in a time bound manner to do away with single-use plastic bags, thermocol plates and cups.
Stating that the success of plastic free Nagaland hugely depended on the business community, he urged the business community to own moral obligation to care for the future generation of the society and the mother earth.
“Nagaland is blessed with rich flora and fauna, beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes. However, the reckless use and dumping of a plastic bags and thermocol plates and cups have slowly but surely has started showing negative adverse effects on our environment,” Dr. Muru stated.
He pointed out that mindless use of plastic has resulted in clogged drainages, while burning of plastics has aggravated air pollution in towns and cities resulting in a health hazard.
He felt that the business community and every consumer should join in the movement to fight against use of single-use plastics and save the mother earth for future generation.
Meanwhile, CNCCI has appreciated the Himalayans Cleanup team of Nagaland for organising the zero-waste event in Nagaland on May 25.
CNCCI has directed all business establishments avoid plastic carry bags and switch to paper and jute bags. It further appealed the consumers to carry shopping bags and avoid use of plastic bags. It felt that such small initiative from the consumers would go a long way towards achieving plastic-free Nagaland.