Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) along with Assistant Commissioner Rural Confiscated Polyethylene bags during the search operation in rural side of Khana pul and Korang Road.
They visited Madina Cash and Carry, Save mart, Gourmet Bakery, Utility Store and many other local shops and hawkers.
Use of Polythene bags are reduced in the suburb of Islamabad but still many local shops and hawkers are still using Polyethylene bags. The alternative of polythene bags like cotton bags, jute bags, paper bags and polypropylene bags are now available.
Dr Zaigham Abbas, Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC) said that “during the campaign they confiscated more than five tons Polyethylene bags which are properly recycled and then make dust bins which will be installed in the city”.
Abdullah Mehmood Assistant Commissioner Rural while talking to media said, “Plastic bags releases toxic gases and affects the function of the immune system. Plastic waste choking our oceans, lakes, and rivers and piling up on land is more than unsightly and harmful to plants and wildlife”.
Government and the concerned authorities are trying to eliminate the menace of the harmful effects of polythene bags by organizing environmental awareness campaigns. In order to restrain plastic pollution, the use of eco-friendly or paper bags must be a need of hour.