Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) order prohibiting single-use plastic in India came into force on July 1 . The order bans export, storage, export, distribution, sale, and use of single-use plastic items with low utility and high littering potential .
Noida, India: Since the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) order prohibiting single-use plastic in the country came into force on July 1, the Noida Authority has held awareness and enforcement campaigns throughout the region.Although UP had already banned single-use plastic in July 2018 and there were no manufacturing facilities in Noida, vendors continued to import them into the city from other states due to a lack of enforcement.According to the latest CPCB order, inspections on interstate transportation will be strictly enforced.The CPCB has banned the export, storage, export, distribution, sale, and use of single-use plastic items with low utility and high littering potential, according to its latest announcement.According to Indu Prakash, a Noidas officer on special duty (OSD), the government has been conducting prevention and enforcement campaigns against single-use plastic, according to Indu Prakash.The UP government had banned them in 2018, and he said we've conducted awareness and enforcement drives in the past and suspended several individuals.Noida collected nearly Rs 72 lakh in fines from various organizations and individuals between February 2020 and January this year for violating the states' ban on single-use plastic, according to Prakash.However, some shopkeepers continue to obtain single-use plastic from other states as Noida has no manufacturing facilities.These items are secretly sold by some merchants to shopkeepers. Noida announced that the new CPCB order would now allow us to put a cap on the interstate transport of these items, according to him.In September 2019, Noida opened bartan (utensil) banks in Sectors 34 and 21-A, where people arranging programs would receive utensils (a set of a plate, glass, and spoon) free of charge.At 100 different sites, the authority also ran thaila (cloth bag) banks.During the outreach campaign, UPPCB Noida regional officer Praveen Kumar said there was no Noida factory that produced single-use plastic, and that the Noida Authority carried out checks against the use of these products. The latest order from the CPCB will assist in checking their interstate transport of such products.According to him, there is no manufacturing plant in Ghaziabad.