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Delhi Authorities to Interact With E-Commerce Corporations Over Single-Use Plastic Ban

The Delhi authorities plans to interact with numerous e-commerce corporations 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 corporations have an enormous enterprise in Delhi and it has solely elevated after the Covid pandemic, they mentioned, stressing that you will need to convey them on board to make sure that the marketing campaign is successful.

The federal government can 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 options to single-use plastics, officers mentioned.

Authorized specialists, MCD, enforcement officers from DPCC may also be a part of the roundtable can be held underneath the chairmanship of Atmosphere minister Gopal Rai, they mentioned.

The federal government is holding a ‘Plastic Vikalp Mela’ at Thyagraj Stadium, which is able to culminate on July three and the convention can 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 Atmosphere 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 bins, 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 stable waste within the capital.