GUWAHATI, Dec 12: The Directorate of Environment and Climate Change in Manipur has developed a plan to turn the state into a sanctuary free of plastic waste as a step towards environmental sustainability. In keeping with this project, a plastic bottle bank distribution was done on December 11 at the Directorate’s Porompat, Imphal East district office.
The strategic move underscores the pressing need to address the growing problem of plastic pollution and is in line with the district’s environmental plan. It also follows the guidelines established by the National Green Tribunal.
The Directorate praised the young people in the districts of Ukhrul and Noney for their proactive participation in the collection of plastic waste through the previously dispersed plastic bottle banks during a pilot project. These volunteers were welcomed as essential members of the ongoing programme.
The official event began with a reception for the young people who had come from their different districts with accumulations of plastic waste.
The primary guest of the event, Th Biswajit Singh, Minister of Forestry, Environment, and Climate Change, emphasised how crucial it is to protect the environment. He emphasised that everyone has an obligation to protect Mother Earth and that environmental protection laws and acts must be strictly followed.
Since our planet is the only home for humans, Singh urged citizens to respect and abide by these laws, especially those over the age of 18. “Human beings can only survive on Mother Earth,” he declared with passion.
In his keynote address, T. Brajakumar, Director of Environment and Climate Change, discussed the difficulties the department has in managing plastic waste because of incorrect disposal methods. Notwithstanding these obstacles, he declared his unwavering resolve to position Manipur as a national leader in the elimination of plastic waste.