20 markets in south Delhi to be made polythene-free

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NEW DELHI: South Delhi Municipal Corporation has identified five markets in each of its four administrative zones for the ‘plastic-free market’ project. SDMC commissioner Dr PuneetGoel said that the civic body is focusing on behavioural change of residents along these markets for long-term results.

Officials overseeing the project said that for this purpose civic body is running a 15-day intensive campaign. Civic officials said that they are working with traders associations and suppliers of alternatives (paper and jute bags) to make the markets completely free from plastic bags, both above and below the level of 50 microns (thin plastic).

National Green Tribunal had ordered that usage, manufacture, and storage of plastic less than 50 microns would not be permitted in Delhi.

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