16 units were found to be in violation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The official said, “They do not have permission from the DPCC (DPC) to operate.”
Delhi: order to close illegal plastic factories, DPC committee takes strict steps
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has instructed 16 illegal plastic production units in the national capital Delhi to stop functioning in the last two months. Officials gave this information. An official said that DPCC teams had inspected 25 industrial units in Bawana and Narela industrial areas during February and March and found that only nine of them were following the rules.
16 units were found to be in violation of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016. The official said, “They do not have permission from the DPCC to operate them.” The thickness of the plastic bags being made on their behalf was not proper (less than 50 microns). He said that these 16 units, which are not following the rules, have been asked to stop functioning and have been fined Rs 12.22 lakh as compensation for damaging the environment.
Poisonous plastic can be overcome by 2022
According to a media report, by 2022, Delhi can get rid of ‘poisonous’ plastic. Items made of plastic up to 50 microns will not only be used, but their production will also be stopped. After the strictness of the NGT and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Delhi Government’s Environment Department has launched a campaign in association with the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC), the Delhi Park Garden Society. In this, action is being taken against the units that make such products.
Like electronic waste, plastic waste is also becoming a canker for Delhi. Micro-plastic particles cause harm to people’s lungs and intestines. Not only this, these particles are also becoming the cause of cancer. According to a survey report by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), around 1.6 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated annually across the country. In Delhi this figure is around 800 tonnes per annum.
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