Friday, March 24, 2023

NBSE informs headsof institutions on SUPs

With a view to eradicate the environmental and ecological challenges posed by rampant use of plastics, Nagaland Board of School Education (NBSE) has notified all the heads of registered institutions that in pursuance of the state government notification dated March 11, all schools have been informed for proper dissemination of awareness on plastic waste management with regard to ban of Single-Use Plastics (SUPs).
In a notification, NBSE informed that SUPs otherwise known as disposable plastic items were non-biodegradable and therefore contaminated the environment.
While stating that single use plastics mostly ended up in landfill sites, NBSE informed that it might take years to decompose and potentially leak pollutants into the soil and water.
“If plastic wastes are not properly disposed of, they get carried away by wind as litter or washed away by rain or travel via storm drains into rivers and streams which pose a threat to the environment and human health”, the board stated.
In this regard, all the institutions have been directed to inform and educate the students about the impacts of disposal of wastes from plastics and plastic products which could lead to human health hazards, environmental pollution including natural environment beauty deterioration, entanglement and death of aquatic organisms, sewage system blockage etc., and to adopt measures to avoid its usage.
Further, as given in the academic calendar 2022, all heads of institutions have been asked to take measures to practice plastic free campus and advocate elimination of single use plastic items.

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