Soon Aizawl will be Plastic-Free City

The AMC has constituted a committee on plastic free city headed by councillor Lalhmingmawia to monitor ban on plastic products of below 50 microns. thenevibes.com

Soon Aizawl will be Plastic-Free City
Soon Aizawl will be plastic-free city. (Representational image | Flickr)

Soon Aizawl will be Plastic-Free City

 

Aizawl will soon become a plastic-free city. The bye-law will come into effect from August 1, 2019, and will be enforced strictly from October 2 (Gandhi Jayanti), says a report.

Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) Mayor, PC Lalhmingthanga said that framing of a bye-law which will ban single-use polythene bags and other plastic products of below 50 micron has been already completed and is awaiting approval from the State Government.

However, plastic products allowed by Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and which are recyclable will not be banned, he added.

According to Lalhmingthanga, the AMC has constituted a committee on plastic free city headed by councillor Lalhmingmawia to monitor ban on plastic products of below 50 microns.

The AMC has been taking several measures to ban single-use plastic since 2016. The corporation studied the status and environmental damage of plastics and had asked all churches to use steel plates instead of thermoplastic plates during festive season like Christmas and New Year. Lalhmingthanga said that the order was highly honoured by the churches.

They had also organised ‘non-plastic exhibition’ in September 2018 to sensitise people about environmental damage caused by plastics.

Aizawl, the largest city of Mizoram, has at present 67,594 household families and the total volume of waste generated in a day is estimated to be around 159.80 metric tonnes.