2 lakh green bags distributed at Ima Market

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, November 14, 2019: Two lakh green paper bags were distributed in and around the Khwairamband market on Thursday with the launching of the bags by municipal administration, housing and urban development minister Thounaojam Shyamkumar.

The paper bags were a local product of Usham Group.

Shyamkumar said plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest concerns in the world. It negatively impacts the natural environment, creating problems for the plants, wildlife and human population. The threat of plastic pollution includes killing plant life and posing dangers to animals, he added.

He said the plastic pollution upsets the food chain, causes groundwater pollution, land and air pollution. As plastic is made from toxic compounds causing illness and because it is meant for durability, it is not biodegradable, he added.

The problem can be addressed by individuals and companies around the world agreeing to implement practices that reduce waste on every level. As an initiative for reducing plastic waste people can carry reusable or biodegradable bags which can be used for every purpose such as grocery shopping. Even shops and business involving packaging and storing items can replace plastics by biodegradable or reusable products, he said.

He appealed to the people and all the stakeholders to support the government to help in beating the plastic pollution.

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