Delhi: 7,000 kgs of SUPs seized this month

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Delhi civic officials have seized about 7,000 kilograms of single-use plastic (SUP) in the city as part of a 100-day program this month. The maximum amount (1,263 kg) of SUP has been seized from Shahdara South Zone. This is followed by Rohini Zone (1,003 kg), Najafgarh Zone (977 kg) and South Zone (789 kg)

Between February 1 and 20, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) reported that 587 penalties had been handed out to the offenders, reports Business Standard.

A thematic 100-day effort to rid Delhi of SUPs was launched by Delhi Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on January 21. To prevent the stocking, sale, and use of prohibited SUP products, enforcement teams have been organized at the zonal level.

On April 22, World Environment Day, the MCD will wrap up its “100 Days to Fight Plastic” campaign.

Delhi produces approximately 11,000 tonnes of rubbish every day, of which 10% is plastic waste.

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