Sunday, November 27, 2022

NPCB creates awareness on SUP waste management

As part of Single Use Plastic (SUP) free campaign, Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) conducted an awareness programme on November 5 at Thahekhu Village, wherein participants were sensitised on the SUP waste management and ill effects of plastics and how it impacts the environment.
In a press release, NPCB informed that scientist B, NPCB Akangmeren Imchen while delivering a presentation on the ill effects of plastics and how it impacts the environment, stressed on the improper management of various waste, especially plastic waste which are carelessly dumped into the steams, nullahs and river bodies.
He pointed out that waste accumulation was increasing in Dhansiri river, one of the major rivers of Nagaland, adding that such accumulation contaminates the water and harms the aquatic organism, plants and the humans in general.
Imchen also urged the participants to refrain from using banned plastic items and be aware of their actions in conserving the environment.
Scientist B, NPCB Limitsa S Sangtam highlighted the gathering on the banned SUP items and also gave demonstration on the alternative products that are to be used and which are readily available in the market.
Sangtam also reminded the village council of their responsibilities in the management of waste and asked them to adhere to the Solid Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2022.
The board also handed over a certificate of participation on SUP free campaign to the village council members.
The attendees also pledge to contribute towards elimination of single use plastics within the jurisdiction of the village. The programme was attended by village council members and the community of the business establishment.

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