Goa govt bans single-use plastic in its offices from Oct 2

Goa govt bans single-use plastic in its offices from Oct 2

Goa government imposed a ban on the usage of single-use plastic in its offices from October 2. The Government of Goa decided to ban the usage of single-use plastic water bottles, glasses, plates, etc, in the government offices, canteens, meetings and functions from October 2, 2019. The directive has been issued following approval from Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.


Highlights:
  • The government wants to promote eco-friendly and re-usable items in the coastal state.
  • The Goa Legislative Assembly passed a bill banning manufacture, sale and use of single-use plastic items and carry bags, with a penalty ranging from ₹2,500 to ₹3 lakh for violators.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people to shun single-use plastic.

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