The Haryana government has decided that no person would manufacture, stock, distribute, recycle, sell or use plastic articles such as plates, cups, tumblers, spoons, forks and straw in the state. Haryana Environment Minister Ajay Singh Yadav said Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has approved the proposal to this effect.
Capt Yadav said it was observed that plastic articles like plates, cups, tumblers, spoons, forks and straw were posing serious threat to the environment as these were left littered after use. The adverse effects of plastic carry bags on the environment and local ecology were also considered as it was found that plastic carry bags were littered irresponsibly and had detrimental effect on the environment.
Plastic carry bags also caused blockage of gutters, sewerage system and drains thereby resulting in serious environmental problems, he said. These articles were being banned by the government after considering their adverse effects on the environment and local ecology.
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