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New Delhi, July 03: Several plush malls and hotels in south Delhi have been on Saturday declared “single-use plastic free” as a part of the world’s civic physique’s efforts to curb use of such objects, officers mentioned.
These embody City mall, DLF Avenue, MGF, Ambience, ITC Sheraton, and Hyatt – in Saket; and DLF Promenade, the Grand lodge and DLF Emporio – in Vasant Kunj; and Eros lodge in Nehru Place, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) mentioned in an announcement.
In a gathering on Friday, the SDMC determined to declare 20 markets in its jurisdiction as “single use plastic free”. On the event of International Plastic Bag Free Day on Saturday, the SDMC organised varied programmes and intensive drives in opposition to single-use plastic in all its 4 municipal zones.
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Various RWAs of south zone handed over practically 1,000 kg plastic waste to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for recycling, it mentioned. Awareness programmes and campaigns have been additionally carried out in all 4 zones in the presence of native space councillors and senior SDMC officers, officers mentioned, including varied markets have been additionally declared as “single-use plastic free zones”.
In the west zone, ‘Plugging Run’ was organised in Vikaspuri market the place deputy commissioner and space councillor Rahul Singh participated in a drive to gather plastic waste mendacity unattended on roads, and likewise distributed fabric baggage to individuals, the SDMC mentioned.
To make the west zone ‘single-use plastic free’, memoranda have been additionally signed with a number of malls and hotels. A pledge was additionally taken by shopkeepers and merchants to not use plastic baggage.
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A memorandum was signed with Unity mall and Picadilly in Janapuri; Pacific mall in Tagore backyard; SK Premium and Tulip in Hari Nagar; and R-cube monad mall in Raja Garden, officers mentioned. An intensive drive below the marketing campaign ‘Plan The Ban’ was carried out in Najafgarh zone in opposition to the usage of plastic baggage.
Under the marketing campaign, Dwarka Sector 12 market, Nasirpur Sabji Mandi, Najafgarh phirni, Najafgarh Tuda Mandi, Bagdola and Ramphal Chowk amongst different areas have been intensively lined. People have been inspired to make use of jute or plastic baggage as an alternative of plastic.
A workshop on the dangerous results of plastic baggage was organised in the central zone in which the deputy commissioner, office-bearers of a number of RWAs and market associations took half. Zonal workplace of Central Zone was additionally declared ‘single-use plastic free’, the civic physique mentioned.
Massive consciousness drive in opposition to plastic baggage was organised in all wards of the zone, and 1,000 fabric baggage have been additionally distributed to individuals in Okhla Mandi, Sewa Nagar and Harkesh Nagar, it added.
Story first revealed: Saturday, July 3, 2021, 22:57 [IST]