NEW DELHI: South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) have announced that Select City Walk mall, located in Saket area of Delhi, will be Delhi’s first mall to go completely plastic free. With this the owners of the shops located within the mall won’t be providing people with plastic bags. Along with the mall, SDMC officials have also informed that SDA market in Hauz Khas will also be plastic-free. The SDMC officials said that 23 shops and eateries have agreed to stop usage of at least 10 kilos of plastic per day at SDA market.
“Around 170 showrooms and 30 eateries in Select City Walk mall on Saturday, September 28, decided not to use at least 100 kilos of plastic on daily basis. It has become the first mall in the city to shun plastic. The mall also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the SDMC to make anti-plastic movement a success. Under this MoU, the mall will launch an awareness program in District Centre Saket, nearby markets and kiosks. The mall will also distribute bags made of jute and clothes,” the official said.
Sunita Kangra, SDMC mayor announced that plastic, including bottles and plastic generated from packed food material, would be given to Chintan Environo Research group, which hands over all plastic waste to Al Mehtab industries, which is the authorised recycler of plastic waste by pollution control board.