Garbage-free Kannur drive in 2nd phase

The ‘garbage-free Kannur’ launched in the district with focus on eliminating plastic carry bags and disposables in the district enters the second phase aimed at intensifying the drive.

The second phase of the campaign envisages activities including awareness initiatives involving the public and various associations under the leadership of local bodies.

Assessing progress

A meeting of the associations including those of local residents, catering services, higher goods owners was held on July 10 to assess the progress of the campaign as it enters the second phase.

The meeting evaluated that the drive started two years ago drastically reduced the use of plastic carry bags, disposable cups and plates and PVC flex materials.

Excellent achievement

The district panchayat president K.V. Sumesh said that the Kannur Corporation and some panchayats made excellent achievement in carrying out the campaign against the plastic carry bags and disposable items.

He also lauded the public support for the campaign.

District Collector Mir Mohammed Ali said at the meeting that the campaign was a big success because it created an attitude which saw carrying plastic carry bags and drinking tea in disposable cups as a discreditable act.

The district could make exemplary achievement in this regard, the Collector added.

A concern

One of the concerns raised at the meeting was that catering services and auditoriums functioning without proper licences were not co-operating with the campaign.

Disposable items were continued to be used in functions in places of workshop in some parts, the meeting was told.

The second phase of the campaign envisages activities including awareness initiatives involving public

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