Thoubal: In a good Samaritan work, the staff of Range Forest Office Kakching and Forest Beat Office Pallel jointly reached out to observe the “55th International No Plastic Bag Day” on Friday.
The team observed the day by collecting and cleaning plastic products and wastages at Kakching Lamkhai area.
Talking to reporters on the sideline of the occasion, the Range Forest Officer Kakching Naorem Munal Meitei told that although the observation was started in 1965 worldwide, the target hadn’t been achieved till today.
He briefed that according to a data, it is believed that around 5 billion plastic bags were being used yearly across the World. This has become a major threat and challenge to human civilization. Developing countries like India are the main victims of the harmful effects of plastic use, though series of awareness were given on the topic, he added.
Munal also told that there are more than 200 shops at Kakching Lamkhai area then that the plastic wastages coming out from these shops are also uncountable. So, we should stop using plastic materials and also should discourage using it anywhere.
Munal further requested the public not to use plastics as far as possible, if used due to unavoidable circumstances, then please keep them in a proper place so that there will be no need for picking them up like that day, he appealed.
“Let us all make Kakching Lamkhai market a plastic free area” Munal implored.