Kanchanpur, Nov 10: The district administration office, Kanchanpur has banned the use of plastic weighing less than 40 micron. It has also banned the sale and distribution of the plastic made garlands.
In response to the increasing use of garlands made up of plastics during the festivals and programmes, the district administration banned its use, according to assistant chief district officer Dharma Raj Joshi.
He argued that flowers, garlands and bouquet made up of plastics are used rife, resulting into pollution and affecting market of flowers produced by the local farmers.
Issuing a notice on gazette on July 28 early this year, the government banned the production, import, storage, sales and distribution of plastic bags weighing less than 40 micron. In line with this, the local administration took this decision.