Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Workshop on ‘transition to alternative use of SUPs’

The Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) on Friday, organised a workshop/orientation programme on “Transition to Alternative use of Single Use Plastics (SUPs) in line with implementation of Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021” for all the ULBS in the state, at the Convention Centre, Kohima with principal secretary, Urban Development department & Municipal Affairs, I. Himato Zhimomi.
In a press release, ENVIS (Environmental Information System) Nagaland informed that Himato spoke on the menace of solid waste which was increasing every day and affecting the environment.
Citing the example of Kohima, he said the wastes were causing climate change with the rising temperature and urged upon the ULBs to work towards zero waste policy. In his welcome and keynote address, K Hukato Chishi spoke on the role of NPCB as a statutory body in receiving directions from ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, CPCB or NGT.
He also briefed on how the directions were notified to ULBs, district administrators, municipal and as ULB, if they were following the directions in terms of wastes.
Technical sessions on different topics such as “Transition to Alternatives to Single Use Plastics”, “Brief overview of Plastic Waste Management (Second Amendment) Rules, 2022”, Plastic recycling & opportunities for effective utilization of plastic wastes”, “Demonstration on CPCB Monitoring Module for Compliance of SUP & SUP Public Grievance Redressal APP”, Rulings of NGT Order on Solid Waste Management” by Er. Aghali A Swu, environmental engineer, Sentinaro Angami, senior scientific assistant, Akangmeren Imchen, Scientist B and Yanathung Kithan, Scientist B from NPCB. Earlier, Pelenuo, who started the NGO named “Züb züb” shared the story of how she started her movement.

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