Celebrating Valentine's Day with love for environment

Koramangala goes green with drive against plastic use

Celebrating Valentine's Day with love for environment

Residents of Koramangala celebrated Valentine’s Day in a unique way by organising an awareness rally against the use of plastic on Sunday.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy, flagging off the rally, said the government had already taken a decision to ban plastic and had placed it in the public domain for objections. 

“The department of environment has put forth the subject before the cabinet. However, a decision with regard to banning plastic from being manufactured, distributed and used by the public will be taken after the elections. Before that, there is a need to create awareness among the public about the same,” he added.

The residents have initiated ‘plastic ban’ through BBMP, issuing notices to traders against the use of plastic in the area from February 12 to 27. 

BBMP actionThe BBMP officials, after this, will seize plastic bags that are stocked, besides penalising those violating the ban on plastic. Also, the licence will be revoked, if they repeatedly fail to conform to the rules. 

The residents, along with the minister, visited various shops in Koramangala to create awareness against the use of plastic.

Sowmya Reddy, a resident, said that the move would be welcomed by the traders as it would save them money and help keep the environment clean. 

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