'Need to create awareness on plastic'

MCC Commissioner K S Raykar, Deputy Commissioner Harsh Gupta participate in a workshop, in Mysore on Wednesday.  Dh photoHe was speaking at a workshop on the management plastic waste as per the Act here jointly organised by the district administration, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and local bodies here.

The DC said it was not possible to violate the newly introduced law by the Union Government.

The manufacture, sale and storing plastic carry bags below 40 microns is prohibited as per the new rules. Henceforth, gutka, tobacco products and pan masala cannot be packed in
plastic sachets.

It was mandatory that the name of manufacturer, date of manufacturing, registration number and the quality should be compulsorily mentioned on the carry bags. Besides, it should be clearly mentioned that it is recyclable. Zone-wise guidelines should be issued on the use of plastic, he added.

Mysore City Corporation K S Raykar said the new Act came into effect from February, 2011 and sought the cooperation of local organisations on the use of plastic carry bags, storage, segregation, transportation and disposal.

On this occasion, a special lecture on the illeffects of plastic was delivered. D R Kumaraswamy from KSPCB, Dr Anujan, M Laxman,  Jagannath, Dr P Niranjan and representatives of various associations participated in the workshop.

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