Delhi govt directs all departments to abolish use of single-use plastic items

New Delhi: The Delhi government has directed all its departments to abolish the use of single-use plastic items like water bottles, plastic cups, plates, jugs, folders, banners and glasses in offices and at official events.

Delhi’s Environment Ministry has issued an order to all the government departments telling them to phase out the use of single-use plastic items in their offices and at exhibitions, workshops, seminars and conferences, an official told IANS on Monday.

The action, he said, will help safeguard Delhi’s environment.

On the World Environment Day in June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced to end the use of single-use plastic by 2022 and pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic items from the country.