Dimapur Municipal Council imposes total ban on single-use plastic items
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
- Cutlery like spoons, forks, straw, knives, wrapping/ packing films around sweet boxes, trays, cigarette packets, and invitation cards
- Plastic or PVC banners less than 100 microns