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Government to restart plastic-free campaign in Kathmandu

The government is again launching a campaign to make Kathmandu Valley a plastic-free.
Department of Environment under the Science, Technology and Environment Ministry today said that the campaign – launched by the government to make the capital a beautiful city – was postponed due to the devastating earthquake on April 25.
Director General at the department Suraj Pokharel said that the department has forwarded action against 12 businessmen for selling polythene bags – against the government’s direction – while in course of monitoring the different parts from April 14-24.
It had seized some 30 quintals of polythene bags during the monitoring. “Eight teams will carry out regular monitoring,” according to the Department.
Spokesperson and joint secretary at the ministry Mahendra Kumar Thapa, on the occasion, also released a book ‘Journal of Environment Science’. He urged the plastic entrepreneurs to follow the government’s directive and law to make the capital plastic-free zone.