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Aug 21 (05:45) Catering staff to collect used drinking water bottles as railways bans single use plastic from Oct 2 (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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NEW DELHI: Railways will be the first major government organisation to ban single use plastic material from October 2. The action plan includes IRCTC ensuring that pantry staff deployed on every train take back the empty drinking water bottles from passengers and coaches for their safe disposal.In a circular issued on Monday, the railway board has said the IRCTC will collect used bottles as a part of “extended producer responsibility”. All zones have been directed to strictly enforce the ban on single use plastic and encourage all vendors to avoid use of plastic carry bags. The circular said, “Plastic bottle crushing machines to be provided expeditiously. This can be through RITES,” it said.Railway board chairman V K Yadav has even sent a personal message to all the general managers and divisional railway managers (DRMs) appealing all officers to take up the task on mission mode. “As you are aware, honourable Prime...
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Minister has called for ban on use of single use plastic during his Independence Day speech. GMs/ DRMs/ all officials of IR are requested to launch a drive for strictly enforcing ban on use of single use plastic on railway premises...Let us ensure as a team that use of single use plastic is totally removed from railway premises by October 2, 2019,” Yadav said.
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