Thursday, July 22, 2010

�No-plastics\' day in Guruvayur

Thrissur: The Guruvayur Municipality is observing a �no-plastics day on Saturday and all vehicles entering the town will be checked for plastic bags.

The initiative is part of the civic bodys efforts to free the town from the menace of plastics. An anti-plastics rally will also be taken out on the day.

Municipal chairperson Geetha Gopi said here on Thursday that all vehicles entering the town on Saturday would be checked for plastic bags. Cloth bags will be supplied to the passengers to replace the plastic bags.

The �plastics raid would be conducted in collaboration with the police and the Motor Vehicles Department, in addition to volunteers of Scouts, Guides and NCC, Ms. Gopi told reporters.

The Guruvayur Municipality had banned the use of disposable plastic shopping bags effective from July 1.

�Guruvayur Municipality with an area of 7.48 square km has a population of 22,000. But nearly 3.5 crore people visit Guruvayur every year. This makes enforcement of the plastic ban difficult, she said.

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