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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 12:07 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 12:07 AM (IST)

Vendors advised to use biodegradable poly bags

Bathinda, May 16

With a view to completely checking the use of non-biodegradable plastic bags, officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board on Tuesday convened a meeting of officials of the District Mandi Board and vegetable and fruit vendors and motivated them to use the biodegradable variety of polythene bags.

Elaborating on the meeting, environment engineer Paramjit Singh said SDO Ruby Sidhu met District Mandi Officer Apinder Singh and Market Committee secretary Balkar Singh and all the vegetable and fruit vendors and told them about the cons of using non-biodegradable plastic bags and pros of using decomposable bags. The SDO said the biodegradable polythene bags were made of potato and maize starch and degrade on their own after six months.

Paramjit Singh said meetings were being held on the orders of PPCB chairman Kahan Singh Pannu and in keeping with the theme of World Pollution Day this year, which is “Beat the Plastic Pollution”. — TNS


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