Delhi announces task force to manage plastic waste

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The Delhi government has formed a special task force under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary for taking measures to eliminate single-use plastic. The special task force, which has been constituted on the order of the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), will prepare a comprehensive action plan for the implementation of plastic waste management rules (amendment) 2016.

A senior official of the environment department told The Times of India that the main work of the task force would be to strengthen policy, esnure enforcement, and monitor institutional mechanisms for implementation of plastic waste management rules 2016 and phase out single-use plastic in Delhi. It will also access plastic waste generated in Delhi with respect to the collection, recycling, and end-of-life disposal and identify gaps in plastic waste management (Reduce, reuse, and recycle)-policy, implementation, enforcement, and infrastructure.

Picture credit: Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay

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