Under the first phase, the authority called a joint meeting with officials and members of different market associations.
Aiming to free the city from single-use poly bags, Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority on Thursday initiated steps to put a blanket ban on it. The authority convened a meeting with associations of local markets from across the city to convince them to cooperate with the department to implement the move.
Officials said that the initiative will be implemented in different phases. Under the first phase, the authority called a joint meeting with officials and members of different market associations and sought suggestions from them for doing away with single-use plastic, an official informed.
Considering it a good move for the environment, members of all association assured officers that they would extend their support for the move. They even took an oath of not to use poly bags either at home or at their business outlets.
Sapna Arya, who was present in the meeting, suggested that she would organise Nukkad Natak to sensitise school-going children about it. Meanwhile, other residents of Sector Gama-I and Alfa-2, along with the members of the market association, told that they would like to impose the ban of single-use plastic from their own respective residential pockets
To sensitise residents and people coming for shopping in the local markets, the authority is going to organise awareness programs between 10:30 to 11:30, officials informed.