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Dimapur Municipal Council imposes total ban on single-use plastic items

By EMN Updated: Jun 27, 2022 8:04 pm

Dimapur, June 27 (EMN): The Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) on Monday informed the public that single-use plastic items are totally banned in its jurisdiction, in pursuance to the circular of the Urban Development department issued earlier last month.

The government of Nagaland had imposed a total ban on plastic items in 2019 but its implementation was disrupted by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

The DMC has once again notified ‘all the shop keepers, business establishments, open vendors, banquet halls, religious institutions, hotels, restaurants and offices that all single-use plastics are banned within its jurisdiction with immediate effect’.

The failure to comply with the ban will attract a fine of INR 2000 and may even lead to cancellation of trade license, informed the circular issued by DMC Administrator Albert Ezung.

Single-use plastic products that are banned in DMC jurisdiction:

  • Earbuds with plastic sticks
  • Plastic flags
  • Plastic sticks for balloons
  • Ice-cream sticks
  • Candy sticks
  • Polystyrene (Thermocol) for decoration
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Cutlery like spoons, forks, straw, knives, wrapping/ packing films around sweet boxes, trays, cigarette packets, and invitation cards
  • Glasses
  • Plastic or PVC banners less than 100 microns
By EMN Updated: Jun 27, 2022 8:04:45 pm