Elimination of Single Use Plastic
The proposed prohibition on their manufacture, use, sale, import, and handling is in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement in 2019 on phasing out single-use plastic by 2022. The draft Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2021 is proposed to be implemented in three stages starting this year and culminating in mid-2022. In this regard, NSS and Tamil Mandram team organized an awareness webinar on “Elimination of Single Use Plastic” through BigBlueButton. Mr. R. S. Heyram II EEE and Ms. Srijanani, II ECE presented the manufacturing process of single-use plastic, the impacts of micro plastic on the soil and water environment, and its effects on living beings. Mr. Rohith Kumar of II EEE welcomed the gathering and Mr. Sathyamoorthi of II ECE delivered the vote of thanks. The session was very useful and it created more awareness about single-use plastic our volunteers took the pledge to “SAY NO TO Plastics”.