12 Lakh Cloth Bags To Beat Plastic Pollution | Visakhapatnam News
Visakhapatnam: Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation will distribute 12 lakh cloth bags in a bid to drive public towards alternatives to plastic, district collector says Dr A. Mallikarjuna. The collector and GVMC Commissioner G Lakshmisha took part in a Bheemili beach clean-up campaign on Sunday. A large number of students, the public, NGOs and people’s representatives participated in the campaign.
Mallikarjuna said the district administration conducts beach cleaning on the first Sunday of every month. “Today’s collection collected approximately six tonnes of plastic, which will be transferred to waste disposal centres. Our ultimate goal is to see a 100% ban on single-use plastic,” the collector said. .
Lakshmisha said July 3 was celebrated as the International Plastic Bag Free Day. “We have become accustomed to carrying mobile phones weighing around 200 grams. But unfortunately we do not carry a cloth bag which weighs only 20 grams. If everyone carries a cloth bag to shops and for other purchases, the GVMC can soon achieve its goal of making face a plastic-free city,” Lakshmisha said.
Common collector KS ViswanathanBheemili Area Commissioner S Venkata Ramana and others were present.