Gurugram: Bar Association bans plastic, paper cups in district court premises

Plastic cups
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Jun 01, 2018
By City Spidey

A unanimous resolution was passed by the Gurugram District Bar Association on Friday to ban the use of disposable plastic and paper cups in the district court premises – with immediate effect.

The resolution, passed in a meeting conducted by the association’s president Ajay Chaudhary and Secretary Hemant Sharma states that vendors flouting the norms within the court premises will have to face strict action.

Sharma said that a similar resolution was passed by the association last November and it was even implemented to an extent.

“Vendors have been directed to use clay cups. We will make sure that no one flouts the norms this year. Those who are still found using plastic and paper cups will be asked to relocate to some other place,” he further added.

Members of the association claimed that the move has been taken considering the harmful effects that Styrofoam and plastic cups have on the environment.

“Plastic cups react with hot fluids and lead to poisoning. Paper cups, Styrofoam cups and plates also have a harmful effect on the environment,” the resolution read.

Environmentalist Vaishali Rana Chandra said that passing such resolutions and legislations is not enough.

She said that the Bar association had passed a similar resolution last year also but it wasn’t properly implemented. However, until the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and Gurugram police, execute these rules properly, they wouldn’t have the desired effect, Chandra further added.

"The MCG had, banned the utilisation of non-biodegradable plastic bags in 2015. “Despite the ban, restaurants and shops are openly flouting the rules,” Chandra said.

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