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Delhi Government to Engage With E-Commerce Firms Over Single-Use Plastic Ban


The Delhi authorities plans to have interaction with varied e-commerce companies and meals supply platforms, together with Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon and Flipkart, for efficient implementation of the ban on single-use plastic (SUP) objects within the capital, officers mentioned on Saturday.

These companies have an enormous enterprise in Delhi and it has solely elevated after the Covid pandemic, they mentioned, stressing that you will need to carry them on board to make sure that the marketing campaign is successful.

The federal government will likely be holding a roundtable convention with the e-commerce firms together with different stakeholders like market associations, self-help teams, and industrial associations to encourage and promote use of alternate options to single-use plastics, officers mentioned.

Authorized consultants, MCD, enforcement officers from DPCC may even be a part of the roundtable will likely be held beneath the chairmanship of Setting minister Gopal Rai, they mentioned.

The federal government is holding a ‘Plastic Vikalp Mela’ at Thyagraj Stadium, which can culminate on July 3 and the convention will likely be held on the venue, officers mentioned.

Apparently, some on-line platforms have already began the idea of ‘plastic impartial deliveries’.

On August 12 final yr, the Union Setting Ministry had issued a notification prohibiting manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of recognized SUP commodities, together with polystyrene and expanded polystyrene from July 1, 2022.

The recognized SUP objects embody earbuds, plastic sticks for balloons, flags, sweet sticks, ice-cream sticks, polystyrene (thermocol), plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoons, knives, straws, trays, wrapping or packaging movies round sweets containers, invitation playing cards, cigarette packets, plastic or PVC banners of lower than 100 microns, and stirrers.

In Delhi, the Income Division and the Delhi Air pollution Management Committee have constituted 33 and 15 groups, respectively, to make sure enforcement of the ban.

Delhi generates 1,060 tonnes of plastic waste per day. Single-use plastic is estimated to be 5.6 p.c (or 56kg per metric tonnes) of the whole strong waste within the capital.


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