“Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla and Pla” Campaign to Eradicate Single-Use Plastic in Meghalaya
The Meghalaya State Planning Board launched an initiative to reduce the usage of single-use plastic products by the citizens. The board’s chairman Lambor Malngiang launched the “Beat Plastic Pollution with Sla and Pla” campaign at Iew Shillong, a marketing hub.
To eradicate the ever-increasing problem of plastic pollution, he urged the citizens to use environmentally-friendly alternatives such as Pla (cloth) and Sla (leaves) instead of single-use plastic items that are choking the planet. He said that the efforts once accepted by people will help reduce a large amount of plastic bags used by people in the state.
Motivating the people to use cloth and leaves as an alternative to single-use plastic products, he said,
These materials not only preserve our beautiful environment but can also generate income and employment, he added. All of us need to join our hands to fight this menace and preserve our beautiful environment. We must stop using plastic altogether. We can make these campaigns successful by saying NO TO PLASTIC.
A kiosk has been set up using recycled materials and wood, which will be selling cloth and leaves as an alternative to single-use plastic products.
Local MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh appreciated the initiative and agreed that plastic poses a major threat to the ecosystems. She said that banning plastic is advantageous and it will prevent the damages and casualties caused by plastic.
To ensure a proper waste management system, the MLA urged the government to install small incinerators in Iew Shillong and other major marketplaces in the state.
East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner Matsiewdor War Nongbri said the district administration is committed to combat the menace of plastic waste by initiating and collaborating in a number of cleanliness campaigns in the state.
Via: The Shillong Times