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Delhi Authorities to Interact With E-Commerce, Meals Supply Companies Over SUP Ban Implementation


The Delhi authorities plans to have interaction with numerous 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) gadgets 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 it is very important deliver them on board to make sure that the marketing campaign is successful.

The federal government will probably be holding a roundtable convention with the e-commerce corporations 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 will even be a part of the roundtable will probably be held underneath the chairmanship of Surroundings 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 probably be held on the venue, officers mentioned.

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

On August 12 final yr, the Union Surroundings 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 gadgets 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 % (or 56kg per metric tonnes) of the whole stable waste within the capital.


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