The ban on single use plastic has started in the country from today.
The ban on single use plastic has started in the country from today, in view of which, despite the lack of proper options, traders across the country have started giving goods in paper, jute and cloth bags and bags instead of plastic bags at their shops. has done.
single use plastic in the country from today (Single Use Plastic) The ban has started, in view of which nationwide merchants (Traders) Despite the lack of proper alternatives, paper, jute bags have been replaced by plastic bags at their shops from today. (Jute) And have started giving goods in bags and bags of clothes etc. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAT), the apex organization of traders, has invited traders and their employees across the country from today. (Employees) A massive awareness campaign has been launched by the government to follow the rules of single use plastic ban orders and to discourage any use of single use plastic, which will run till 31st July.
CAT campaigns across the country
CAIT National President BC Bhartia and National General Secretary Praveen Khandelwal said that in this campaign, more than 40 thousand business organizations from across the country will gather and run this campaign among the traders in the markets located in their state and cities. He also told that while CAIT has advised traders across the country to avoid using single use plastic in their shops.
At the same time, it has also been said that if any manufacturer or supplier gives them goods in single-use plastic packing, then the trader should boycott such goods and refuse to take that goods and urge them to deliver the goods without such packing. He has urged all the big and small manufacturers and producers across the country not to give any goods to the traders in single use packing.
Bhartia and Khandelwal said that the use of single-use plastic has increased very rapidly in the last several decades and in the absence of adequate alternatives, it is difficult to stop using it completely. But still the merchants have decided to give goods to their customers in other available options only.
Bad effect on thousands of manufacturing units
Bhartia and Khandelwal said that till now thousands of manufacturing units across the country were manufacturing single-use plastics or items made from it. But now due to the ban, they will have to stop this work. Such units are giving employment to lakhs of people. Because of this ban, it will have the opposite effect on them. He urged the government that all such units should produce some other option or any other item. Therefore, the government should plan the rehabilitation of these manufacturing units so that they do not face any crisis of livelihood and unemployment and such units can continue to repay the loans taken from banks and financial institutions.
Under the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, there has been a ban on the manufacture, import, storage, distribution, sale and use of any single-use plastic item. Such as ear buds with plastic sticks, plastic sticks for balloons, plastic flags, candy sticks, ice cream sticks, polystyrene for decoration (thermocol), plastic plates, plastic cups, glasses, cutlery Forks, spoons, knives, straws, sweet boxes, invitation cards, cigarette packets, trays around plastic or PVC banners, wrapping or packing film less than 100 microns, stirrers etc. have been banned. The trade of single use plastic across the country is estimated to be around 20 thousand crores.