Kathmandu Valley to go plastic-free from New Year

The government is all set to declare Kathmandu Valley plastic bag-free area from the New Year´s Day (1st Baishakh, 2072 BS or April 14).

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment has made the preparations for this purpose under the provision of Environment Protection Act-2053 BS, Ministry sources said.

Prior to this, the Environment Protection Committee under the Legislature-Parliament, on August 17, had directed the government to make necessary preparations for the same.

Krishna Chandra Poudel, secretary at the Ministry said that the campaign would be commenced effectively as the Ministry was holding several discussions with stake holders in this regard. RSS

Source: Republica