Srinagar/Aug,17 : Srinagar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday said that it has been conferred the Earth Day Network Star Municipal Leadership Award by Earthday Network on 15th August 2021 for it’s AntiPolythene initiative – the #6RCampaign!
In a statement issued on Tuesday the Srinagar Municipal Corporation also said that has initiated a campaign to make Srinagar City free of polythene and prohibited single use plastics the sale, use, hoardings and stocking has been prohibited. Penalties for violations are being done.
“A number of AntiPolythene check posts are being stationed in different markets and entry points of the city”, reads the SMC statement, adding that “SMC has also launched an awareness programme #6RCampaign revolving around 6 R s – Reduce, Reuse. Recycle, Remove, Refuse and Report”.
In the concluding para of it’s above quoted statement the SMC said “Discouraging use of polythene and single use plastics and encouraging use of eco-friendly alternatives is an integral part of campaign”.