March 4, 2021

Ladakh orders ban on use of plastic water bottles in govt workplaces, different establishments

As a step to understand the long run purpose of ‘carbon impartial Ladakh‘, the Union Territory administration has ordered an entire ban on the usage of plastic water bottles and different plastic made objects in authorities workplaces and different establishments, an official spokesman stated on Wednesday. The goal and timeline for phased ban could be 100 % of plastic bottles by July 15 and 100 % of plastic recordsdata and folders by July finish, the spokesman stated, quoting an order issued by Commissioner Secretary Finance and Normal Administration Division, Ladakh, Rigzian Sampheal on Tuesday.

The spokesman stated all authorities workplaces, boards, companies, autonomous our bodies or items, instructional establishments together with universities would dispense with the usage of plastic water bottles of their respective workplaces and make alternate preparations for protected consuming water that doesn’t generate plastic waste.

He stated the order directed for crucial initiatives and steps to make sure a complete ban on the usage of plastic bottles, plastic folders and related plastic made objects by the top of July in all authorities workplaces, whereas various eco-friendly measures be applied and substitutes product of biodegradable supplies be used for all functions.

“Solely multi-use water bottles, dispensers, containers shall be allowed in authorities workplaces and water bottles of other supplies like glass, metal, aluminium shall be used,” the spokesman stated.

He stated instructional establishments would additionally make efforts in propagating the message of zero littering of plastic bottles, efficient plastic waste administration and behavioural change in the direction of meting out with the usage of plastic made merchandise within the scholar group.